Can I and my gay boyfriend get married and can I sponsor him for a green card? 7 Answers as of July 18, 2013

I and my boyfriend live in California. He’s an immigrant who came here with a visa but stayed to live here.

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LAW OFFICES OF S. OUYA MAINA | SAMUEL OUYA MAINA
You may marry, provided neither of you are currently married to anyone else, and you can petition for him if you are a US Citizen or lawful Permanent Resident.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 7/18/2013
Law Offices of Brian D. Lerner, A PC
Law Offices of Brian D. Lerner, A PC | Brian David Lerner
DOMA has been ruled unconstitutional. The answer is yes, this can be done, but it does not erase other grounds of inadmissibility.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 7/10/2013
Law Offices of Svetlana Boukhny
Law Offices of Svetlana Boukhny | Svetlana Boukhny
No because under the current immigration laws same sex marriage is not recognized.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 7/8/2013
Immigration Law Offices, LLP
Immigration Law Offices, LLP | Fakhrudeen Hussain
Yes once you marry you can petition for him and he can apply for a Green Card.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 7/8/2013
Christian Schmidt, Attorney at Law
Christian Schmidt, Attorney at Law | Christian Schmidt
Your boyfriend can apply for a green card after you got married in a State where same-sex couples can legally marry. California is one of those States. It will take approximately 3 to 4 months to obtain a green card.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 7/8/2013
    Herrera & Juelle LLP | Carlos Juelle
    Yes, under the law, you can marry your boyfriend and petition him. It is always important to consider any and all issues that could make him removable ( i. e. criminal convictions, etc.).
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 7/8/2013
    Richard S. Kolomejec, Attorney at Law
    Richard S. Kolomejec, Attorney at Law | Richard S. Kolomejec
    Yes. You can marry your partner and apply for a green card in the US. The entire process should take 3 to 4 months.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 7/8/2013
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