A Double Minority — Portraits of Transgender Immigrants

newamericamedia.org – by AL DIA News in collaboration with New America Media and Four Freedoms Fund

Jaan Williams, a transgender U.S. citizen, was not able to sponsor residency for his wife, Priyanka Oberoi – who came from India to the U.S. on a student visa – because some documents still identified Williams as a woman.

But since the Supreme Court decision that struck down part of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in June, any U.S. citizen is now able to sponsor their partner’s residency, regardless of their gender.