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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.

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  1. If the rule applies to the hetero partnerships as well then it is not a bigoted rule. If this rule had been put in place for only same sex couples then it would be a bigoted one. The article states that if the couple’s are in a country that doesn’t allow for same sex marriage that they would evaluate those on a case by case basis seems fair to me. Just because you are gay doesn’t mean that you should have special treatment. The LGBTQ community talks about fairness all the time but what they do is totally different, they want specialized treatment.

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