October 2, 2018

Trump banning diplomats' unmarried same sex partners

Slate - The Trump administration began denying visas to same-sex partners of foreign diplomats and United Nations employees, requiring those already in the U.S. to either marry or leave the country by the end of the year.

According to Foreign Policy, the administration has argued that the rule would update its international visa standards with standards from the 2015 Supreme Court decision that legalized same-sex marriage in the U.S.
But the rule creates difficulties for those diplomats from countries where same-sex marriage is still illegal. The majority of countries in the U.N. do not allow same-sex marriage, and some countries that criminalize it could prosecute those couples who do marry abroad upon their return.

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