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Gay, Latino groups forge immigration alliance

In this Monday, Jan. 28, 2013 photo, Mexican immigrant Maria Martinez looks on while working at a toy store in Los Angeles. Seeking swift action on immigration, President Barack Obama on Tuesday will try to rally public support behind his proposals for giving millions of illegal immigrants a pathway to citizenship, as well as making improvements to the legal immigration system and border security. AP/Jae C. Hong

As a gay Mexican immigrant living in the United States illegally, Alex Aldana acutely understands his double-minority status. Not only does he fear deportation, he can’t seek citizenship by marrying a partner because the federal government doesn’t recognize same-sex marriages.

Posted: February 3rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Court blocks California law banning gay therapy


A federal appeals court on Friday put the brakes on a first-of-its-kind California law that bans therapy aimed at turning gay minors straight.

Posted: December 22nd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

US may give gay couples deportation reprieve

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. AFP FILE PHOTO

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is planning to issue a policy memo stating that illegal immigrants with American same-sex partners are eligible to have their deportations put on hold under a federal program designed to focus resources away from low-priority cases.

Posted: September 29th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »