Immigration Benefits for Same-Sex Couples after DOMA’s Demise

Admin Santos Immigration/ April 22, 2013

In the landmark case, United States v. Windsor (2013), the Supreme Court struck down Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (1996), or DOMA – which had defined marriage as between a man and a woman only.  Under this provision of DOMA, same-sex couples were denied access to hundreds of federal programs and benefits available to heterosexual couples, including immigration benefits. 

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