August 10, 2011

Thank God for Obama's Enlightened and Transformational Leadership

Of course, God is one vicious sadist:
Citing the Defense of Marriage Act, the Obama administration denied immigration benefits to a married gay couple from San Francisco and ordered the expulsion of a man who is the primary caregiver to his AIDS-afflicted spouse.

Bradford Wells, a U.S. citizen, and Anthony John Makk, a citizen of Australia, were married seven years ago in Massachusetts. They have lived together 19 years, mostly in an apartment in the Castro district. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services denied Makk's application to be considered for permanent residency as a spouse of an American citizen, citing the 1996 law that denies all federal benefits to same-sex couples.

The decision was issued July 26. Immigration Equality, a gay-rights group that is working with the couple, received the notice Friday and made it public Monday. Makk was ordered to depart the United States by Aug. 25. Makk is the sole caregiver for Wells, who has severe health problems.


"We are appealing to the Obama administration to begin to put into action what they've said repeatedly they can do," said Immigration Equality spokesman Steve Ralls. "The Department of Homeland Security and ICE have said again and again that they can exercise discretion in individual cases, but they have not done so for a single gay or lesbian couple yet."
All you good liberals be sure to vote for Obama and all the other Democrats next year! Think how much worse things could be under a crazy Republican president!!

What's that? Nothing comes readily to mind that would actually be worse? Oh, you just keep thinking... See how kind and generous I am? I assume, in the complete absence of supporting evidence and even when confronted by several huge mountains of contradictory evidence, that such people engage in "thinking."

I'm a living saint. Be awestruck.