Mize v. Pompeo

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Status: Open
United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia Atlanta Division
Issues: Immigration, Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections, Matrimonio, relaciones de pareja y protección familiar

Lambda Legal, with Immigration Equality, and pro bono counsel Morgan Lewis, filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia against the U.S. Department of State for refusing to recognize the citizenship of Simone Mize-Gregg, the daughter of U.S. citizens Derek Mize and Jonathan Gregg. The Department of State’s policy treats the children of U.S. citizens in same-sex marriages as “born out of wedlock,” unconstitutionally stripping these children of their citizenship and inappropriately adding a “biological relationship” requirement to the Immigration and Nationality Act.

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The lawsuit argues that the Department of State’s policy violates the express language of the Immigration and Nationality Act, unconstitutionally disregards the dignity and equality of the marriages of same-sex couples, and unlawfully discriminates against children simply because their married parents are a same-sex couple.