Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Same Sex Married Couple Get U.S. Green Card Petition Approved

Julian Marsh and Traian Popov

Marsh who has dual citizenship from the U.S. and Canada and his married partner Popov, who is in the U.S. with a student visa got their green card petition approved from the U.S. government.

By H. Nelson Goodson
July 3, 2013

Fort Lauderdale,  Florida - Last Friday, a married gay couple from Florida received confirmation that their petition to get a green card for one of the men was granted by the Citizenhip and Immigration Services. Both Traian Popov, a Bulgarian national and his partner, Julian Marsh, who has dual citizenship with the U.S. and Canada were married in New York, but are residing in Florida where same-sex marriages are not recognized. 
The two men have become the first gay couple to publicly admit that their green card petition has been approved in the U.S. Popov can now apply for immigration benefits and a permanent residency card.
Their notification of a green card petition approval came two days after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act discriminated against same-sex couples.

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