Stop Discrimination Against Homosexual Couples at the U.S. Border
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Source: Force Change
Target: U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Goal: Support the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s proposal to change its policies and eradicate discrimination against same-sex couples at the U.S. border.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced a proposal to adjust its current policy on the way families are processed through customs at the U.S. border. The way the policy stands now, heterosexual couples and same-sex couples are processed in different ways. Same-sex partners and spouses are not recognized as members of a family.
Currently, heterosexual couples are processed together, and can enjoy a “dual customs screening.” However, same-sex couples have not been subject to the same treatment, and are processed separately regardless of relationship or marital status. Recognizing this as an inequity, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) would like to revise the current regulations and expand the definition of the term “members of a family residing in one household” in order to more effectively and accurately “reflect relationships between members of the public who are traveling together as a family.” As an added benefit, Customs and Border Protection says that the change will streamline bureaucracy and “reduce the amount of paperwork.”
This small change is one that will count in the eyes of gay and lesbian couples, who have not been treated fairly—like second-class citizens.
The CBP is currently looking for public feedback regarding this proposed policy change, making it important to garner support for the cause. Sign above and show your support for this movement towards equality.
Sexual preference is,
And it is nobody’s biz
Karen Lyons Kalmenson