Abdul-Fields, Amina | Spokane
Acosta, Raquel | Ellensburg
Akhbari, Debra | Seattle
Alba, Carlo O. | Tacoma
Ambriz, Victoria Lynn | Marysville
Anderson, Lydia R. | Spangle
Andrade, Rusty Lewis | Salt Lake City, UT
Apel, Evan | Bellevue
Archer, Katie Lee | Vancouver
Baird, William Charles | Denver, CO
Bamert, John Josef | Edmonds
Barker, Heather Marie | Renton
Barnes, Brooke Rosborough | Moses Lake
Baron, Alexander | Mercer Island
Beigelmacher, Steven | Ann Arbor, MI
Benton, Paul Wayne | Vancouver
Berglund, Brock | Minneapolis, MN
Bhang, Christopher | Seattle
Bialock, Kimberly Lee | Silverdale
Bierley, Brett Alan | Seattle
Blake, William Northrup | Lake Stevens
Booth, Stephen Andrew | Bothell
Bosbyshell, Mary Kathryne | Seattle
Boyd, Heather G. | Redmond
Bragg, Lisa | Redmond
Brecht, Carl | Edmonds
Brennan, Jeffrey Alleyn | Mill Creek
Brown, Amy C. | Everett
Bruce, Suzanne Marie | Portland, OR
Buchanan, Stephen Joseph | Tacoma
Campos, Derik Ramon | Kirkland
Carei, Amy McIntyre | Tacoma
Carey, Michelle | Renton
Carlson, Joel Russell | Spokane
Case, Brian Rene | Spokane
Chase, Andrew | Okanogan
Coats, David | San Diego, CA
Corbett, Arcadia | Seattle
Corn, Tyler Elaine | Seattle
Cover, Timothy Paul | Grandview
Cox, Emily Carole Eleanor | Seattle
da Costa, Cassandra Marie | Seattle
Dammann, Yu-Ming | Kirkland
Daniels, Juliette Elizabeth | Bellingham
Davidson, Nolan Forrest | Bellingham
Davis, Drew | Seattle
Davis, Amanda Bea | Tacoma
Davis, Nicholas | Seattle
de Peyster, Brooks | Reno, NV
Dixon, Jodine Elaine | Battle Ground
Donnelly, Kaitlynn Marie | Oregon, OH
Drescher, Bryanna Lee | Bellingham
Duffy, James Saijiro | Beaverton, OR
Durkin, Brian Oliver | Renton
Dyer, Grace V. | Seattle
Earl, Michael Glen | Moses Lake
Congratulations to those who
passed the Bar Exam administered in February 2014! Of the
334 candidates who took the
exam, 237 passed.
least several years, if not more.
Practitioners should be advised that
the issues discussed in this article are
part of a new and changing area in
U.S. immigration law. U.S. citizen and
Immigration Services and the Department of Homeland Security has confirmed that the law of the place where
the marriage was celebrated determines whether the marriage is legally
valid for immigration purposes. 32 The
potential outcomes discussed in this
article are subject to change and may
vary depending on each client’s particular circumstances. NWL
family law at
Bender, P. S.
in Seattle. He
(the LGBT Bar Association of
Washington). He can be reached at
André Olivie practices LGB T
immigration and asylum law at the
Law Office of André Olivie, PLLC,
located in Seattle. He is a 2009
graduate of the Seattle University
School of Law and a member of
QLaw, South Asian Bar Association
of Washington and the American
Immigration Lawyers Association.
He can be reached at andreolivie@
1. RCW 26.60.100( 3).
2. WA B. Hist., 2007 Reg. Sess. S. B. 5336.
3. RCW 26.60.015.
4. Defense of Marriage Act of 1996, Pub. L.
No. 104–199, 110 Stat. 2419.
5. 1 U. S.C § 7.
6. 28 U. S.C. §1738C.
7. United States v. Windsor, 133 S.Ct. 2675
8. Turnbull, Lornet. “State to Same-sex
Partners: You’re About to Be Married.”
9. WSR 14-04-092.
10. RCW 26.09.030.
11. See, e.g., Brunson v. Brunson, 2 Wn.App.
809, 472 P.2d 586 (1970).
12. RCW 26.04.260.
13. INA §101(a)( 35).
14. 9 FAM 401.1 N1.1.
15. See Boutilier V. INS 387 U.S. 118 (1967)
Upholding ban on homosexuals.
16. Immigration Act of 1990 PL 101-649, 104
Stat. 4978 (Nov. 29, 1990) 1990 S. 358]
Removed the ban on homosexuals.
17. 74 FR 56547-62(Nov 2nd, 2009).
18. Adams v. Howerton, 673 F.2d 1036 (9th
19. Joyce Murdoch; Price, Deb (2001)
Courting Justice: Gay Men and Lesbians V.
The Supreme Court, NY Basic Books, pp.
20.Memo, Yates, Assoc. Dir. Of Operations,
USCIS, HQOPRD 70/6 ¶III (Apr. 16,
21. Statement from Secretary of Homeland
Security Janet Napolitano on July 1, 2013,
available at http://www.uscis.gov/fam-ily/same-sex-marriages and “
Announcement on Visa Changes for Same Sex Couples” available at http://www.state.gov/
22. WSR 14-04-092; RCW 26.60.100( 4).
23. INA §201(b)( 2)(A)(i).
24. INA §216(h)( 1)(c).
25. INA §(208(b)( 3)(A).
26. 8 CFR 208.21.
27. INA §316(a).
28. INA §319(a).
29. INA 214(b).
30. INA §203(a)( 2)(B).
31. State Department Visa Bulletin for April
2014. Available at: travel.state.gov/
32.U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services:
“Same-Sex Marriages Frequently Asked
Questions.” Last Updated: 4/3/2014.
Available at: http://www.uscis.gov/
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