BIA Remands Denial Of I-130 Filed By Same-Sex Couple

BIA Remands Denial of I-130 Filed By Same-Sex Couple, Holds DOMA Is Not an Impediment

The Board of Immigration Appeals held that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is no longer an impediment to the recognition of lawful same-sex marriages and spouses under the INA if the marriage is valid under the laws of the State where it was celebrated. Matter of Zeleniak, 26 I&N Dec. 158 (BIA 2013).