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    Could someone provide some insight as to why US is behind all other English-speaking countries regarding gays' rights? Canada gives Candaian gay male partners the right to legally immigrate to Canada, so does New Zeland, Australia, Great Britain. Only the great USA does not. Care to answer?

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    Could someone provide some insight as to why US is behind all other English-speaking countries regarding gays' rights? Canada gives Candaian gay male partners the right to legally immigrate to Canada, so does New Zeland, Australia, Great Britain. Only the great USA does not. Care to answer?

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    • #3
      Americans are afraid way too many people would go gay if they give rights to gays. "American" means much more gay then say "Canadian" or "Australian" or whatever...

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      • #4
        May be it is because of spread of hivs.

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        • #5
          HIV does not only infect gay men. HIV is in the US, gay or not...

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          • #6
            I am assuming that poster "whatever" meant that "American" means much more gay than, say "Canadian" or "Australian" means, I suppose; otherwise the sentence does not make sense.

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            • #7
              correct ur own self ...please....all u did was repeat whatever's post...duhhhh

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              • #8
                Then it seems "whatever" meant exactly what was needed

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                • #9
                  predjudice and misunderstanding , fear, and hatred abound greatly and will continue to do so. I do not know why the US is so far behind other countries in this issue, surfice to say that the governement continues to stand against such things and in doing so openly practices an attitude of intolerance. Such attitudes are not acceptedable and in my opinion not legal.

                  The Us is ready to fight for freedom for many things and place the lives of the young men and women of this nation on the line to defend an ideal and belief. But will not change or review its policy on same sex marriage and partnerships.

                  This irony flies in the face of the principles and preceps upheld and fought for. Freedom !!

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                  • #10
                    I will do some research on this, and will get back later.

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                    • #11
                      In fact there are 14(forteen) countries recognize lesbian/gay couples for the purposes of immigration:

                      - Australia
                      - Belgium
                      - Canada
                      - Denmark
                      - Finland
                      - France
                      - Iceland
                      - Israel
                      - Netherlands
                      - New Zealand
                      - Norway
                      - South Africa
                      - Sweden
                      - United Kingdom

                      There is no excuse for the United States to lag so far behind in providing fair and humanitarian immigration rights to same-sex binational couples.

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                      • #12
                        I don't think we are more homosexually-inclined as a nation than Canada or Australia, as "whatever" suggests...it's just that America is such a good country in the world where many many people want to come, so that we make it a little bit difficult for people, gays included, to come here.

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                        • #13
                          "given the fact": you make me laugh with that "the best country in the world" of yours!

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                          • #14
                            There actually used to be one way for gay persons to get lawful resident status based on a same-sex partnership. It was called suspension of deportation, and it was available until April 1, 1997 to any alien in deportation proceedings who had seven years continuous presence in the US, was a person of good moral character, and who could show that he/she would suffer extreme hardship if deported, or that certain close family members who were LPRs or USCs would suffer such hardship (spouse, child, or parent). Suspension of deportation helped gay people, because the Immigration Judge could consider the applicant's own hardship regarding being separated from a long-term same sex partner, how gays are treated in the home country, etc. Now this relief is gone, because beginning April 1, 1997, hardship to the alien him/herself no longer counts.

                            A gay person could still conceivably get LPR status if he/she has a USC child or parent who would suffer "exceptional and extremely unusual" hardship upon deportation of the applicant. (not only has the alien's own suffering been eliminated, but the required amount of suffering of family members has been increased exponentially).

                            This new remedy is called cancellation of removal, and is an absolute last resort and is available only after the person is already in removal proceedings, and only if he/she has been living here at least 10 years before being caught by the INS (not 7 years as before).

                            So there is a little tiny window of opportunity for some gay persons, but it ain't much.

                            As for why so little? I think one factor is that there is not a very noticable lobby effort on this issue. Also, in a Bush "family values" administration, we have a strange paradox -- on the one hand, gay immigrants don't fit into "traditional family values," and on the other hand, the current immigration law is extremely harsh as against many, many families who remain torn apart for many years or even permanently without opportunities under immigration law to remain together here in the US.

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                            • #15
                              And of course, there the asylum chance, but only if you apply within the first year of entering the U.S.

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