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The Power of Marriage

May 14, 2012 (1 min read)

"Though Gonzales was arrested for being undocumented in 2006 and his future was uncertain, he and Mario married in California in 2008, while gay marriage was briefly legal there. That marriage became the basis on which federal immigration Judge Richard Walton administratively closed Gonzales’ deportation case in March. It’s one of only a handful of cases of gay unions influencing immigration proceedings, and the first in Texas. Though shy of the media attention his case unexpectedly generated, Gonzales agreed to tell the story of his arrest to the Observer." Emily DePrang, Texas Observer, May 8, 2012.