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Author Rickard, Judy.

Title Torn apart : united by love, divided by law / Judy Rickard.

Publication Info. Forres, Scotland : Findhorn Press, 2011.


Location Call No. Status
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  346.015 RIC    Check Shelf
Description 271 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm
Note Profiles of gay couples fighting for legal residency for their immigrant partners.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary The uphill battle that thousands of lesbian and gay couples face are described in these moving stories about immigration, injustice, and love. As Judy and Karin's story shows, when only one person in a gay couple is an American citizen, it is virtually impossible to obtain legal residence for the other partner. U.S. federal immigration law does not have a category for their union--even if they are legally married in another country. The result is that families are ripped apart, children are separated from their parents, gravely ill people die alone in the hospital, careers are abandoned, and relationships are strained to the breaking point.
Subject Gay couples -- United States -- Biography.
Gay immigrants -- United States -- Biography.
Emigration and immigration law -- United States.
ISBN 9781844095483: $20.00
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