Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington) that permit same-sex marriage. Washington, DC also recognizes same-sex marriage.
The countries of Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, France, Iceland, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, and Uruguay also currently recognize same-sex marriages.
Thus, same-sex couples who marry in one of these states or countries can apply for U.S. immigration benefits based upon this marriage. Please contact our attorneys if you have any questions.
Published on April 16, 2014 with latest available information. This is a blog article for general education and is not intended as legal advice.