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Thursday, May 3, 2012

DOMA Project: Meet Brian and Alfonso, Local Gay Couple Getting Screwed Over by DOMA

Posted By on Thu, May 3, 2012 at 1:15 PM

What better way to truly understand the effects DOMA has had on binational gay couples than to put a face to the names.

Here's the story of San Francisco couple Brian Willingham and Alfonso Garcia featured on a video by the DOMA Project, a campaign launched in 2010 to help binational gay couples fight the Defense of Marriage Act. Willingham and Garcia share their heartfelt story about how they met 10 years ago, how they got married, and how Alfonso was shipped off to an detention center in Arizona and is now awaiting deportation to Mexico.

Watch and learn:

If you want to sign the petition, asking that President Obama not deny the couple a green card so Garcia can continue living in the United States with his husband.

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Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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