US State Dept. Ends Anti-LGBTQ Discriminatory Trump-Period Coverage Concentrating on Identical-Intercourse Households

The US State Dept. under State Secretary Antony Blinken Trump-era policies directed directly against LGBTQ families ended on Tuesday. Politics, supported by then-Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, stipulates that children born outside the United States as parents of US citizens must be biologically related to both parents, otherwise they cannot be granted US citizenship.

The discriminatory policy only involved same-sex couples and was in line with Pompeo and Trump’s beliefs against LGBTQ and against immigrants.

In a statement, State Department spokesman Ned Price said the “updated interpretation and application of the INA [Immigration and Nationality Act] takes into account the realities of modern families and advances in ART [assisted reproductive technology] from the time the law came into force in 1952. “

In one case reported by the NCRM in 2019, the Pompeo State Dept. in fact, granting US citizenship to one of two biological twins prohibited the other from having exactly the same rights.

The nonprofit group Immigration Equality said in a statement Tuesday that Trump-era policies “affected many married same-sex couples”, noting that “The Immigration and Citizenship Act never mandated a biological relationship for married parents. As a result, every federal court that tried the matter found that the State Department’s policies were inconsistent with the law. ”


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