"We are pleased to announce that our very own Attorney Mark Harley was informed today by the USCIS office that he attended Pittsburgh's first lawful permanent residency interview based on DOMA. Congrats to the newly approved couple #YourImmigrationPartner"
As of July 2013, there are thirteen states (California, Connecticut, Delaware, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington) that permit same-sex marriage. According to the last census, there are approximately 36,000 bi-national same-sex couples living in the United States.
The decision made by the Supreme Court does not guarantee a right to same-sex marriage, but it allows same-sex couples who live in the states that allow same-sex marriage to receive the same federal benefits as heterosexual couples.