Homeland Security issues written guidelines regarding deportation of binational same-sex couples

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The Obama administration has issued written guidelines to immigration officials whose job it is to determine potential deportation cases regarding same-sex relationships.

The guidelines indicate three criteria, the Washington Blade‘s Chris Johnson reports:

Same-sex relationships that rise to the level of “family relationships” are long-term, same-sex relationships in which the individuals:

• are each other’s sole domestic partner and intend to remain so indefinitely;

• are not in a marital or other domestic relationship with anyone else; and typically maintain a common residence

• and share financial obligations and assets.

(via Towleroad)