Gay couples take on an immigrant divide
Marriage not a path to citizenship; unfairness assailed

The final touches are in place for their late October wedding by the sea: the marriage license, the red and orange orchids, and the matching gold rings.

But the honeymoon will be different. After they exchange vows, Greg Gould and Aurelio Tiné will immediately go to battle with the US government.

Gould said he will formally apply for legal residency for Tiné, a native of Venezuela, even though he fully expects to be rejected, to lay the groundwork for a possible legal challenge to a federal law they say discriminates against gays. The US government offers a path to legal residency for immigrants who marry Americans, but it does not recognize same-sex marriages.

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