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USCIS Implements Supreme Court Ruling on DOMA

July 01, 2013

 USCIS posted a brief FAQ today describing its immediate implementation of the Supreme Court decision to overrule the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), allowing same sex marriage couples to file for the same immigration benefits offered to heterosexual couples.  The marriage must be lawfully recognized in the state in which the marriage took place.  The FAQ is available online at

http://www.dhs.gov/topic/implementation-supreme-court-ruling-defense-marriage-act

 

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