Task Force Action Fund Calls for Swift Passage of Uniting American Families Act

For Immediate Release

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Action Fund
Contact: 

Inga Sarda-Sorensen, Director of Communications
(Office) 646.358.1463 (Cell) 202.641.5592
isorensen@theTaskForce.org

Task Force Action Fund Calls for Swift Passage of Uniting American Families Act

WASHINGTON - The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Action Fund
applauds the reintroduction of the Uniting American Families Act, which
would grant binational same-sex couples equal treatment under
immigration laws by allowing them to sponsor their partner for
immigration purposes.

The bill
is sponsored by Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Patrick Leahy
(D-Vt.). The Task Force Action Fund, a longtime supporter of the
measure, is working closely with Immigration Equality and other ally
organizations to garner congressional and presidential support for the
legislation.

Statement by Rea Carey, Executive Director
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Action Fund

"U.S.
immigration policy is supposed to be based on the principle of bringing
and keeping families together. But for far too long, thousands of
binational same-sex couples and their families have been kept
separated, or are forced to live in exile. This discriminatory practice
is painfully unfair and inhumane. We applaud Rep. Jerrold Nadler, Sen.
Patrick Leahy and our colleagues at Immigration Equality for insisting
the Uniting American Families Act be reintroduced this year, and we
urge for its swift passage and enactment."

 

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The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Action Fund, founded in 1974 as the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, Inc., works to build the grassroots political power of the LGBT community to win complete equality. We do this through direct and grassroots lobbying to defeat anti-LGBT ballot initiatives and legislation and pass pro-LGBT legislation and other measures. We also analyze and report on the positions of candidates for public office on issues of importance to the LGBT community. The Task Force Action Fund is a 501(c)(4) non-profit corporation incorporated in New York. Contributions to the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Action Fund are not tax deductible.

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