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Same-Sex GA Couple Sues State Department for Refusing to Recognize Their One-Year-Old Daughter’s Citizenship

ATLANTA, GA, July 23, 2019—Today, Immigration Equality, Lambda Legal, and pro bono counsel Morgan Lewis filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia against the U.S. State Department for refusing to recognize the citizenship of Simone Mize-Gregg, the daughter of U.S. citizens Derek Mize and Jonathan Gregg. The State […]

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Judge to Hear Case Against State Department for Refusing to Recognize Citizenship of Child of Same-Sex Couple

WASHINGTON, DC, May 16, 2019 – Today, a federal judge decided that a case filed against the State Department for refusing to recognize the birthright citizenship of Lucas Zaccari, the four-year-old son of U.S. citizen Allison Blixt and her Italian wife Stefania will go to trial. The judge denied the government’s motion to dismiss in […]

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U.S. State Department Appeals Federal Court’s Decision Granting Citizenship to Child of Same-Sex Couple

New York, NY, May 7, 2019 – Yesterday, the U.S. State Department appealed the decision of a California federal district court that recognized the birthright citizenship of Ethan Dvash-Banks, the child of a same-sex bi-national couple. The government refuses to recognize the validity of Andrew and Elad Dvash-Banks’ marriage, and continues to defend its discriminatory […]