"Five legally married same-sex couples filed a lawsuit on Monday to
challenge the 1996 law that bars the federal government from recognizing
same-sex marriages, arguing that its impact is particularly harsh on couples that include an American citizen and a foreigner." - Julia Preston, New York Times, Apr. 3, 2012.
James Estrin/The New York Times - A green card is an issue for Heather Morgan’s spouse,
María del Mar Verdugo Yañez, right, from Spain.