Thursday, April 11, 2013

Immigration for lgbt
Among the growing problems that have immigration reform advocates concerned is the fact that Gay and Lesbian couples are left out legislation expected in congress shortly. A member of the Southeast Immigrant Rights Network Monica Hernandez says the bill will not include provisions for allowing same sex couples to apply for green cards for non-citizen partners. Hernandez says she appreciates the administrations efforts to unite LGBT families by its marriage equality stance but President Obama has fallen short… Current immigration laws don’t treat gay and lesbian couples as a legitimate family because the Defense of Marriage Act doesn’t recognize same-sex marriages. Hernandez is hoping a change will come if the Supreme court issues a decision on DOMA favorable to LGBT citizens. (CC)

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

  • BVU Authority interim CEO and President Mike Bundy resigns
  • Hawkins County Tax Rate Going Up
  • Murder Case Dismissed in Johnson City
  • District Attorney Will Not Pursue Charges against Ramsey
  • Senator Alexander Promotes Financial Aid Bill in Blountville
  • Haslam Calls for Spending Cuts for All State Agencies
  • Fatal Shooting Under Investigation in Pound, VA
  • Zoning Dispute Prompts Large Lawsuit Against Sullivan Co.
  • Arraignment Set for Elderly Man Accused in Child Porn Case
  • Wellmont MergerTalks; ETSU & Eastman Weigh In
  • Citizens Petition Court to Stop Nitrogen Pipeline
  • Bulls Gap Teacher Accused of Intoxication at School
  • Sullivan Highway Workers Accept Settlement
  • Woman Charged with Starving 2-month-old Puppy
  • Jonesborough Man Sentenced on Firearm Trafficking Charges
  • Elizabethton Cousins Sentenced on Firearm Charges
  • Bristol, TN Planning to Ban eCigs in City Buildings
  • Kingsport Couple Charged in Armed Robbery



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