Meet 1st gay couple likely to receive a green card if DOMA is struck down

Catriona and Cathy, mothers to three kids, are likely to be the first gay binational couple (one is American, one is an Irish national) to receive a green card should the anti-gay Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) be struck down by the Supreme Court at 10am today.

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More on their story from the YouTube page:

 Boulder, CO: Cathy and Catriona met in 2006 while trekking in the Himalayas. Now mothers to a son from Guatemala and two daughters from Haiti, they were devastated earlier this year when Cathy’s second work visa was denied. All they knew was that they would do anything to keep their family together despite the unjust Defense of Marriage Act that threatens to tear them apart. Cathy and Caitriona married in May, 2012. Their green card application can only be approved if DOMA is struck down by the Supreme Court.

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  • Guest

    Grow up.

  • Catriona Tyrrell

    Great name Catriona lol I hope they are a happy couple good luck to them now DOMA has been struck down

  • Angelis Garcia

    Im a pre-op transwoman living in fl with a bf of 5 years.

    initially I came to the U.S. about 9 years ago with a tourist visa but overstayed my permit.
    Can my bf of 5 years marry me now and sponsor me for a green card? Do we have to move to a sate where gay marriage is legal? Can we just travel to the state where is legal and move back?

  • Conflicted

    Not sure I can condone this marriage. The idea of two Irish women getting married concerns me a great deal. I shared a bedroom with two Irish sisters growing up, and there’s a reason so many Irish lesbians become nuns. Otherwise there’s be hairpulling murders across the countryside.

    Lovely family, though and I’ve certainly got my fingers crossed for tomorrow! Oh, and the reason I won’t “condone” the marriage is it’s none of my damned business.

  • JCaude4553

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    Let’s not count any chickens. The
    Supreme Corporate Court has spent the week chipping away at rights. I
    wouldn’t start uncorking the champagne yet. My expectation runs between
    being totally shit upon to a highly nuanced and very limited ruling that
    will not see anyone getting green cards or expanding marriage rights
    beyond what we already have — with the exception of CA.

  • http://www.rebeccamorn.com/mind BeccaM

    Maybe. They might not rule at all this term, as John noted in a subsequent post.

    It’s happened before.

  • cole3244

    with a scotus like this its more likely they take away rights rather than expanding them.

  • nicho

    Scheduled for tomorrow.

  • UncleBucky

    I am confident that Cathy and Catriona will be happy. No matter what!

  • http://www.rebeccamorn.com/mind BeccaM

    Given SCOTUS’s rather blatant FU on the Voting Rights Act, I’m not feeling very confident on the DOMA or PropH8 rulings.

    Which we’re not going to see today.

  • nicho

    Let’s not count any chickens. The Supreme Corporate Court has spent the week chipping away at rights. I wouldn’t start uncorking the champagne yet. My expectation runs between being totally shit upon to a highly nuanced and very limited ruling that will not see anyone getting green cards or expanding marriage rights beyond what we already have — with the exception of CA.

  • loona_c

    Not today. WTF, Voter’s Rights overturned??

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