With a domestic partnership, would my girlfriend be granted US citizenship?
We live in Oregon.
My girlfriend is neither citizen nor resident of the U.S., but I am.
Is it possible that if we registered our relationship as a domestic partnership, she would be granted citizenship or residency to the U.S.???
- 9 years agoFavorite Answer
Thanks to the Defense of Marriage Act, NO you and your lovers domestic partnership would not get them citizenship. We don't need to start moving homosexuals from other countries here, why don't you just move to another country and be lovers there
- Stache ManLv 69 years ago
Nope at this time it is not possible via domestic partnership.
This could change, so your options are to wait it out and hope, or try to make her legal in another way. Some options are to marry a male citizen, file for asylum if her country of origin is hostile to gays, or perhaps get some kind of student visa or other visa to remain here for awhile. Find an immigration attorney to discuss these and other options.
- mcgrathLv 43 years ago
properly, on a private point the quantity of time it might take to attain your state makes it impossible to renowned how the recent court decision in California might consequence you. besides the undeniable fact which you have only highlighted the undeniable fact that institutionalizing comparable intercourse marriage or partnerships might have an consequence on immigration and the proportion of gay partnerships in the rustic.
- Anonymous9 years ago
No. All branches of the US Government are forbidden by DOMA (The Defense of Bigotry Act) from acknowledging the existence of any relationship of any kind between two people of the same gender.
The immigration service will stubbornly refuse to believe that you two are a couple. It's the law. Praise Jeebus!
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- 9 years ago
No. Even if you guys went to a state that performed & recognized same sex marriage, she STILL wouldn't be granted citizenship thanks to the Defense of Marriage Act.Source(s): Livin Life 1100+ federal benefits of marriage that are denied to same sex couples because we are not recognized
- Anonymous9 years ago
no, the federal government (which controls immigration) does not recognise same sex marriage and likely never will.