Bil Browning

This Is What Discrimination Looks Like

Filed By Bil Browning | April 25, 2012 2:30 PM | comments

Filed in: Living
Tags: Defense of Marriage Act, DOMA, immigration equality, Inger Knudson-Judd, Phillipa Knudson-Judd, same-sex partners

Devoted couple Inger and Phillipa Knudson-Judd were married in Iowa and are raising a young daughter together. Phillipa is a good woman with dual bachelors degrees, no criminal record, worked with the elderly and disabled, and is a published author; she's also English.

Yesterday, Phillipa was forced to abandon her family and return to England. The United States government says that she's not fit to stay in the country with her loved ones because her family isn't good enough.

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While we often talk about queer issues and we try to be dispassionate, strategic, and political as we fight to overturn these archaic discriminatory laws, there is a real price being paid while the politicians pander and quibble. The payment is in tears.


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