Family Equality Council Praises President Obama For Including Lgbt Families In Immigration Reform


Washington, DC – (Jan. 29, 2013) – Family Equality Council, the national organization that connects, supports, and represents the one million families with parents who are LGBT and the two million children they are raising today lauded President Obama for including bi-national families who are LGBT in his plan for Immigration Reform.

“Immigration is fundamentally a family issue,” said Jennifer Chrisler, Executive Director. “The President has demonstrated time and again that he has the best interest of families with LGBT parents at heart, and our inclusion in his plan for Comprehensive Immigration Reform further demonstrates his commitment to us. We will stand with him every step of the way to make sure we are protecting families with parents who are immigrants, and we look forward to working with the White House and Congress to get this done.”

“47% of the 36,000 bi-national same-sex couples in the United States are raising children,” added Chrisler. “These children need to know that their family won’t be torn apart simply because the government won’t recognize their parents’ relationship. We can and will do better for these families.”

More information on the Uniting American Families Act (UAFA) and related information on the impact of Immigration Reform on families with LGBT parents can be found at

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