Because It’s Right

Life has gotten complicated. With new options come new questions… and new answers.

My daughter has two children, they both call her Daddy — because my daughter’s wife is Mommy.

Takes a bit of getting used to, doesn’t it?

From multi-generational, to nuclear, to blended, the concept of family continuously evolves, as we evolve.

Oftentimes, the law is slow to adapt to these changes, but in California this week they got it right.

Aidan Dvash-Banks, born in Canada to American and Israeli fathers, (Andrew and Elad Dvash-Banks) had been granted U.S. citizenship. His twin brother, Ethan Dvash-Banks had not.

At first glance, this doesn’t seem blatantly discriminatory, or it doesn’t if you don’t know much about citizenship law which I don’t. It seems logical that the biological son of the American gets citizenship status and the biological son of the Israeli doesn’t…

Yeah, no.

If Andrew had married a woman both boys would have been granted citizenship. The government failed to recognize the Dvash-Banks marriage as legitimate. They applied a born out of wedlock policy to the twin boys.

Fortunately, District Judge John F. Walter explained to the U. S. government where they had gone wrong.

Both boys have now been granted citizenship and the family is healthy, and happy, and living in L.A.

Boys

Family is about heart, some people know that 🙂

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14 thoughts on “Because It’s Right

  1. This made me cry, Aimer. It is SOOOO time for us ALL to embrace LOVE and for small minds/hearts that try to cage it inside teeeeny tiny definitions of what they feel is correct to open, breathe and realize ALL Love is beautiful, valid and PERFECT!!!

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  2. Got so involved in being stunned that that was even a hoop they had to jump through I forgot to say
    YAAAAYYYYY!!! And go California, GO!!!! Whooo hhoooo. What a sweet family. Love the pic and so happy it worked out!

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    1. You’re right, they shouldn’t have had to fight a two year battle to get what would have been a rubber stamp for a heterosexual couple. And deal with intrusive questions from the people at the consulate.
      Hopefully, this sets a precedent for similar cases.

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