Married couple faces separation, deportation

01/4/2013 | Washington Post, The

A lesbian couple who were legally married in Washington, D.C., and who are expecting twins, could be separated next year, as one is facing deportation to her native Peru upon expiration of her visa. The federal government doesn't allow married same-sex couples to sponsor their spouses for naturalization or for green cards, a consequence of the Defense of Marriage Act, which Obama administration officials say they must continue to enforce until it is repealed by Congress.

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