Published March 31, 2012 by delia1979

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Source: Force Change

Target: U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Goal: Support the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s proposal to change its policies and eradicate discrimination against same-sex couples at the U.S. border.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced a proposal to adjust its current policy on the way families are processed through customs at the U.S. border. The way the policy stands now, heterosexual couples and same-sex couples are processed in different ways. Same-sex partners and spouses are not recognized as members of a family.

Currently, heterosexual couples are processed together, and can enjoy a “dual customs screening.” However, same-sex couples have not been subject to the same treatment, and are processed separately regardless of relationship or marital status. Recognizing this as an inequity, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) would like to revise the current regulations and expand the definition of the term…

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