THROUGH THICK &THIN
A documentary about the immigration struggle of gay and lesbian couples in America
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Thousands of Gay, Lesbian and Transgendered bi-national couples are hurting deeply in the United States. Although the number cannot be quantified, all across America, in cities big and small, men and women are facing an uncertain future. The mere existence of those couples and their extended families is at risk. Deprived of the legal means to confer immigration rights upon a foreign born partner, couples formed during a temporary stay are doomed from the start. These couples are about to run out of options, while many have already gone underground and moved to other countries such as Canada.

In the U.S. Congress, more than 100 lawmakers have sponsored the Uniting American Families Act, a bill that would give same-gender couples the same immigration rights as heterosexual couples. The bill, written by Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., would replace "spouse" with "permanent partner" in the Immigration and Nationality Act, which governs immigration procedures. The House bill has been introduced every year since 2000 but is currently stalled in the Judiciary Committee. A Senate version also is in the Judiciary Committee and neither is likely to be voted on by this Congress.

Ultimately, THROUGH THICK AND THIN is trying to bring awareness to the subject in a subjective and caring way. As it was said to bring an end to the era of miscegenation: "Races Do Not Marry. It is men and women who fall in love for each other". In this case, sexual preference is taking the place of the races of yesteryear. Today, men and women are falling in love with other men and women every day and every hour. They don't intend to advance any agenda. They are trying to build a future with the person they have chosen to share the rest of their lives. In the case of bi-national couples, that may entail not a mirthful "forever", as can be the case in opposite sex marriages, but a short course in despair, hopelessness and tears