Keeping LGBT families together in America

My newest piece is up at ReligionDispatches. It discusses Rep. Keith Ellison’s support for a bill to keep bi-national LGBT families together in the U.S.:

The bill sends a message to those in LGBT communities (including LGBT Muslim communities) that their non-citizen partners are welcome in the U.S. And when a Muslim representative sponsors a bill to allow gay and lesbian immigrants to stay in the U.S. with their families (I can almost hear conservative heads exploding), it sends a message that America truly has what it takes to be the egalitarian democracy it aims to be.