Same Sex Marriage Immigration Lawyer in Los Angeles CA
Legal Same-Sex Marriages
Same-sex marriage in the United States expanded from one state in 2004 to all fifty states in 2015 through various state court rulings, state legislation, direct popular votes, and federal court rulings.
A ministerial decision decreed that Armenia shall as well, though as of February 2019 there had been no actual cases. On 25 July 2019, the Supreme Administrative Court in Bulgaria ruled the country must recognize a same-sex couple’s overseas marriage. Furthermore, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights has issued a ruling that is expected to facilitate recognition in several countries in the Americas.
Always check the state/country to see if it recognizes same-sex marriages at the time you plan to get married. One possibility if a country does not recognize same-sex marriage is to apply for a fiancée petition and then marry in the U.S. in a state that recognized these marriages. However, it remains to be seen if Embassies worldwide would issue a fiancée visa in these cases.
Marriage & Immigration Information
- Adjustment of Status through Marriage
- Green Cards: Spouse of a U.S. Citizen
- Immigration and Same Sex Marriage
- Immigration for Married Sons and Daughters of US Citizens
- K1-K3 Marriage Visas
- Marriage Visa FAQs
- Obtaining Green Cards Through Marriage
- The Importance of I-751 Marriage Visas