You may not think it very important to an Aussie from Down Under; except for the following....
- Under President George W Bush, the 'Grandfather' immigration clause was removed. My Grandfather was an American GI who fathered my mother. Under the Grandfather clause, even without my birth being registered with a US Embassy I would have been permitted immigration. President Bush removed that.
- "Bubb" is American. Whilst my tourist visa allowed me to stay for a generous amount of time, I had to eventually leave, bringing him half a world away from his family. We had a wonderful life in Orlando, Florida, which had to cease due to my visa running out and being inillegible for any further extensions.
- With the Justice Department refusing to uphold/enforce DOMA, there is hope that Same Sex Marriage will finally pass at the Federal Level due to the Full Faith and Credit Clause under the Constitution ( I may not be quoting the correct section here.... bare with me ).
- If Same Sex Marriage does become accepted at the Federal Level, so does Same Sex Immigration. "Bubb" and I can return to what we both consider... Home.
All those who voted for President Obama have my heartfelt gratitude.
I hope to once again be able to come "home" and see you all.
Shalom and may HaShem bless you all, and may HaShem bless the United States of America.
Damien & Bubb