I've been quietly following the progress of the "Reuniting American Families Act" which is a kind of immigration reform making it easier to sponsor a foreign family member in the US. There are two versions right now being worked on. The one that I'm hopeful about is the one that would recognize same sex spouses for immigration purposes. Like I mentioned last time when we traveled, we can not even approach the immigration officer at the airport together because even though we're married (and been together over 15 years), in the fed's eyes, we are nothing more than acquaintances. I'm not saying that I want to move back to the states, but one would always like the option, no? There's no question in my mind now which country affords more freedom, it's Canada. Still, I want my birth nation to get with the program and I hope that these seeds of change really do grow into something.
The thing that has me hot under the collar is that the Catholic church is once again exerting its power in the political realm and is trying to kill the version of the bill that would help people like Serge and I. Actually, Serge and I don't need any help. This person certainly does. Let's deport the kids' mommy because she's not really married, the dirty lesbian. That's a whole lotta American dream going on there. I'm not America bashing except that I sorta am. What kind of society supports what's happening to Shirley Tan? On the other hand, there is still hope. Just look at New Hampshire.
On the home front things are good. It's our last workday and then vacation, baby, vacation. We still haven't packed but we've got all weekend for that. We leave pre-dawn Monday for a whirlwind tour of New York and then cruise to the Bahamas with the in-laws. I'm so excited I could spit.