What is the probability my gay domestic partner--a Brit--can immigrate to the US with me, an American citizen?

Asked almost 2 years ago - San Francisco, CA

We will have had a civil partnership (performed in the UK) for 12-36 months when we would like to come to the US. I work on US military bases as a teacher; he works in IT. No felonies. No other disqualifications except being gay.
First choice to live is California. Other states certainly possible.
Ages: 64, 56
Birthplace: CA, USA; New Zealand.
Excellent work history--both.

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  1. Nicklaus James Misiti

    Contributor Level 19


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    Answered . There are no immigration benefits for same sex couples at this point due to the Defense of Marriage Act.

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  2. Michael Raymond Daymude


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    Answered . Unfortunately, I must agree with Mr. Misiti.

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  3. Karen-Lee Pollak

    Contributor Level 19


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    Answered . Unfortunately USCIS does not recognize gay marriage at this time. it would be easier ofr him to find an employer to sponsor him

  4. Raphael Samuel Moore

    Contributor Level 16


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    Answered . I must agree with my colleagues above.

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  5. Robert Henry Beer

    Contributor Level 14


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    Answered . None for the reasons my colleagues have already mentioned. Maybe your partner can immigrate through other family or an employer. To this end, it might be prudent for your to seek my legal advice or that of one of my esteemed colleagues. I can be reached at either (770)955-1785 or via e-mail at bob@bobeer.com. Hope this helps. Wishing you both well.

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