Same-Sex Partners Of Diplomats, UN Officials Now Have To Be Married To Get Visas

|
October 2, 2018 9:52 am
JOIN TPM FOR JUST $1

President Trump’s administration has begun denying visas to the same-sex partners of diplomats and United Nations employees, Foreign Policy reported Monday evening.

The new rule will require same-sex couples to be married for their partners to receive a visa, a move that will increasingly distress those couples who are from countries where same-sex marriage is illegal.

The State Department said in a letter in July that the move is designed to reflect the U.S.’s law on same-sex marriage in its international policies.

Read Foreign Policy’s full report here.  

Comments
Masthead Masthead
Editor & Publisher:
Executive Editor:
Managing Editor:
Senior Editor:
Special Projects Editor:
Investigations Desk:
Reporter:
Senior Newswriters:
Newswriters:
Editor at Large:
General Manager & General Counsel:
Executive Publisher:
Head of Product:
Director of Technology:
Publishing Associate:
Front-End Developer:
Senior Designer: