Trump administration to deny visas to same-sex partners of U.N

APPresident Donald Trump waves to the crowd as he leaves a rally Monday Oct. 1 2018 in Johnson City Tenn

"The heterosexual partners of foreign diplomats and United Nations employees are also not eligible for USA visas".

The new policy -which enters into force Monday-requires that foreign domestic partners of diplomats and U.N. officials posted in the United States must show the State Department proof of marriage by December 31, or leave the country within 30 days.

The U.S. Mission to the United Nations portrayed the decision-which foreign diplomats fear will increase hardships for same-sex couples in countries that don't recognize same-sex marriage-as an effort to bring its global visa practices in line with current U.S. policy.

The change reverses a policy put in place in 2009 under former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that defined family to include domestic partners of diplomats posted at embassies or the United Nations. The U.S. allows issuance of a visa for a "domestic partner" of a diplomat to include a same-sex domestic partner "if the sending country would provide reciprocal treatment to domestic partners of U.S. diplomats and government officials in that country", the State Department's Bureau of Consular Affairs website says.

According to a notice posted on the State Department website, the us will now consider applications from same-sex partners of diplomats and worldwide officials the same way it does for heterosexual partners.

Should a same-sex couple from, say, for example, Saudi Arabia, Jamaica, or Egypt marry in the US, upon returning home they could be arrested.

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David Pressman, former US ambassador to the U.N. Security Council in the Obama administration, slammed the rule reversal because the U.N.is "composed of probably one of the most diverse workforces of any organization in the world".

Same-sex marriage remains illegal in the vast majority of United Nations member states - some of which, such as Saudi Arabia, which is on friendly terms with the US, punish same-sex relationships with the death penalty. "In light of the landmark 2015 Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage, the USA extends diplomatic visas only to married spouses of US diplomats".

The shift requires same-sex partners to apply for a spousal visa, also known as the G-4 visa, and is "effective immediately".

Richard V. Gowan, a senior fellow at U.N. University, told CBS News he hopes the City of NY "will facilitate the marriages of any US employees or diplomats who want to avoid these penalties". They will be granted a diplomatic visa if the government which sends them to work in their embassies in the United States grants the same privileges to same-sex partners of U.S. officials sent to that country.

Critics said the policy could pose a problem in countries that do not recognize same-sex marriages. In at least 73 countries same-sex sex is illegal.

'Requiring a marriage as proof of bona fide partnership is a bad and cruel policy, one that replicates the awful discrimination many LGBT people face in their own countries, ' she wrote in a statement.

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