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A decades-old same-sex marriage complicates a green-card case

The 1975 letter to Anthony Sullivan and Richard Adams from the Los Angeles Office of Immigration and Naturalization Service had one sentence: "You have failed to establish that a bona fide marital relationship can exist between two faggots." The men had applied for a green card for Sullivan, who is Australian, after a liberal Colorado county clerk issued them a marriage license and were denied. Forty years later, after Adams' death, Sullivan is not a legal resident and has asked the case to be reconsidered.
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