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President Donald Trump’s administration this week began denying visas to the unmarried, same-sex partners of foreign diplomats and officials and employees of the United Nations — making marriage a requirement to be eligible for a visa.
The policy was made effective Monday.
The article goes on to state the following:
It comes despite the fact that the majority of countries do not recognize same-sex marriage and many same-sex couples face prosecution in their own countries.
The shift was detailed in a memo circulated at the United Nations’ headquarters in New York last month. It gives the same-sex partners of foreign diplomats and United Nations workers until the end of the year to get married or leave the country.
Foreign Policy magazine, which first reported the story, estimated there are at least 10 current United Nations employees who would need to get married to get their partners’ visas renewed. It was not clear how many foreign diplomats and United Nations employees with pending U.S. posts will be affected by the policy change.
— Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) October 2, 2018
It gives the same-sex partners of foreign diplomats and United Nations workers until the end of the year to get married or leave the country. https://t.co/MRKL4Wfhlc
— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) October 2, 2018
🚨 A new policy from the Trump-Pence administration denies visas to same-sex partners of U.N. employees and foreign diplomats.
🚨 It also requires those currently in the U.S. to get married by the end of the year or be forced to leave the country.https://t.co/fsT4VFQaHQ
— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) October 2, 2018
This is a needless, cruel, and harmful attack on LGBTQ diplomats by the Trump-Pence administration. Their bigotry knows no bounds. https://t.co/ArZyXFdsZN
— Chad Griffin (@ChadHGriffin) October 2, 2018
The bigoted anti-#LGBTQ Trump administration stopped granting visas to the same-sex partners of diplomats and officials at U.S.-based international organizations.
— Democratic Coalition (@TheDemCoalition) October 2, 2018
October is LGBTQ History Month & the Trump Admin has halted issuing visas for same-sex partners of diplomats unless they're married.
Less than 10% of UN member countries have made same-sex marriage legal.
This is a stain on LGBTQ progress in the USA.https://t.co/JAjo1wwMEX
— Tish James (@TishJames) October 2, 2018
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.@realDonaldTrump-You have no right to deny visas to same-sex domestic partners of diplomats and UN officials. Or anyone else. Who the hell do you think you are? Mike Pence? Give me a break, you phony. You’re pathetic and disgusting. An international disgrace. Nutjob Donald.
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) October 2, 2018
“The policy, announced earlier this year, ends a policy spearheaded by then-Secretary of State @HillaryClinton that allowed these same-sex partners to obtain a spousal visa, also known as the G-4 visa.”
— John Wesley Shipp (@JohnWesleyShipp) October 2, 2018
This is an unnecessary, cruel, and dangerous assault on the rights of LGBTQ people. There is no reason for Trump and Pence to do it other than to pander to conservative extremists. https://t.co/zWiQczE22S
— Charlotte Clymer🏳️🌈 (@cmclymer) October 2, 2018
The Trump administration is now denying visas to same-sex domestic partners #LoveIsLove
— David Leavitt (@David_Leavitt) October 2, 2018
Starting today, the Trump administration will stop providing visas to domestic partners of U.N. officials and foreign diplomats in same-sex relationships. https://t.co/MM1iQ7H872
— Foreign Policy (@ForeignPolicy) October 2, 2018