US Begins Denying Visas to Same-Sex Partners of Diplomats
Washington: US President Donald Trump’s administration has begun denying visas to unmarried, same-sex partners of foreign diplomats and UN employees, the media reported.
According to a report in Foreign Policy magazine on Monday, the policy affected same-sex partners of diplomats and staffers working at the UN global headquarters in New York. The partner must show proof of marriage by December 31 or leave the country within 30 days. The majority of 193 UN member countries do not legalize same-sex marriage, meaning diplomats face a tough choice.
The report said the new policy meant at least 10 unmarried UN employees currently in the US will have to get married in order for their partners’ visas to be extended. (IANS)