Tim and Jamie been together since August 2006.
But in June 2009 they had their experience with how their international relationship would be tested: Jamie, a native of Scotland, was detained at SeaTac Airport due to visa problems and was denied the right to call Tim. He was sent back to Scotland the next day after Tim waited for hours in the airport without a chance to see him.
They married in June 2012.
Currently, Jamie and Tim’s marriage in Canada is not recognized legally in the United States because of the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act. Because they cannot be together in the USA, they are considering moving to South America so they can live together as legal spouses.
This is why the Supreme Court decision on DOMA is so vitally important for families like Tim and Jamie.
Holding strong to the hope that DOMA is struck down in the next week.