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U.S. Will No Longer Grant Visas to Diplomats' Same-Sex Partners Unless They're Married

Headline Roundup October 3rd, 2018

The State Department will no longer grant visas to same-sex domestic partners of foreign diplomats, instead requiring that they be legally married. Supporters say the new directive holds homosexual and heterosexual couples to the same standard, while detractors point out that same-sex marriage is still illegal in 90 percent of the countries in the United Nations, some of which still penalize homosexual activity with the death penalty.

U.S. Will No Longer Grant Visas to Diplomats' Same-Sex Partners Unless They're Married

From the Right
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The State Department has started enforcing a new directive from the Trump administration that restricts visas for the same-sex partners of diplomats and other staff of U.S.-based international organizations like the United Nations.

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From the Center
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The State Department has reversed course on its visa requirements for same-sex partners of foreign diplomats and the staff of U.S.-based international organizations. On Monday, it implemented a policy denying visas to such partners if they're not legally married.

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From the Left
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In 2009, then-Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton granted visas to domestic partners of U.S. and foreign diplomats, for same-sex couples. The policy was seen as progressive and inclusionary, but it is now

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