Watch: Meet These Binational Lesbian Moms Threatened by DOMA

By: Sunnivie Brydum
April 01 2013 3:25 PM

The latest video from The DOMA Project's collaborative series, "Love Stories: Binational Couples on the Front Lines Against DOMA," profiles two lesbian moms who met, fell in love, and had a child together, but now live under the constant threat of separation, thanks to the so-called Defense of Marriage Act.

Ariana, a Columbian-American, and Diana, a Columbian, met more than ten years ago through the Latina lesbian community in San Francisco. Diana had recently fled her native country after enduring horrendous violence, both antigay and otherwise. Ariana thought she would introduce Diana to the Latina lesbian community in San Francisco, but Diana had already found who she was looking for. 

The couple now has a two-year-old daughter, and lives under the constant threat of Diana's deportation, since Ariana is unable to sponsor her wife for American citizenship — a protection automatically granted to heterosexual married binational  couples.

Meet Diana and Ariana in the video below:

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