Plight of Davenport man highlighted by campaign to end DOMA (IowaIndependent)
A former Peace Corps volunteer now living in Davenport will celebrate the first anniversary of finding the one he loves next month, but he won’t have his loved one at his side or even on the same continent.
Brad, who did not divulge his full name, has shared the story of his meeting and subsequent romance with Raul, who resides in Cuenca, Ecuador, with The DOMA Project, a campaign launched last month by a group of married binational couples working with an attorney and intent on fighting the national Defense of Marriage Act and its impact on U.S. immigration law.
Brad and Raul met in mid-2009, when Brad was serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in Ecuador.
“As soon as we met, we had that kind of innate chemistry, and we bonded quickly,” Brad recalled. “We knew that we wanted to be together as a couple, and after a few months of stalling on my part as I weighed the practical considerations, we began our relationship.”
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