Tuesday, November 24, 2009

My Blood Boilith Over...






The Green Card: How to get one. I thought the obvious solution was marriage. I was unhappy about the prospect of leaving California, but willing to make the sacrifice to be with the woman I love. I did some research and found this!

"Although gay marriage is legal in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Iowa, Vermont and New Hampshire starting Jan 1st of 2010, you are not allowed to sponsor a spouse for a green card unless they are of the opposite sex. "

Really? Is "WTF?" the proper response to that? I don't know how to react, I find I'm filled with rage! Is it just me?

I have to wonder why my girlfriend and I could live happily ever after quite easily if only one of us had a penis. Other than one of us having a penis attached, the options are; She could get a temporary work visa if her job skills are in demand here. Well, since no one's job skills are in demand here, and I've been out of work for about a year now, I don't see that happening.

The other way is political asylum. She would not have to prove the government was guilty of mistreatment, only that they aren't protecting her from abuse, based on her orientation. Seems difficult.

There is one other way they don't mention, but you have to have money. It seems a green card like everything else is easily obtained by the rich. If she bought a large enough share in an American company they would automatically award her with a shiny green card! However if we had that much money, we'd be shopping for a villa in Tuscany, so...who cares!

I believe the percentage of taxes I pay should be in direct proportion to the percentage of rights I have in this country. Why the fuck should my taxes be subsidizing a marriage tax break for people enjoying the rights I can't have?

This whole thing just seems ridiculous to me! *Storms off in a huff! *


6 comments:

TheWeyrd1 said...

And ya don't get Federal tax breaks either...just sayin'...

Ferry Tales said...

I am so grossed out by this! I didn't realize the green card thing didn't apply to gay couples. I'm so sorry. I hope this is something they fix soon.

RED MOJO said...

Theweryrd1, Of course not, what are we? Human?

Ferry Tales, Welcome and thank you! "Grossed out" is the perfect phrase! I'm sure the green card thing won't be fixed until gay marriage is recognized on a federal level. I probably won't live that long!

heartinsanfrancisco said...

I'm angry too. There's a basic inconsistency here. It states that gay marriage is legal in 5 states, yet you are not allowed to sponsor a spouse unless they are of the opposite sex.

Either it's legal and all rights apply, or it's illegal and they don't. They shouldn't be able to have it both ways.

It's worse than ridiculous - it's arbitrary, unfair and discriminatory, and it needs to change.

Baino said...

No it's not fair but similar rules apply here too. Seems if you have money you can buy your way into any country.

RED MOJO said...

heartinsanfranciso and Baino: Thank you for feeling my pain. I love you guys! We have slowly reached the conclusion that if we decide to spend our lives together in will be in the UK. We are people there!