The recent decision on the Defense of Marriage Act, the lawless Supreme Court overturned section 3 of the Act, ending any Federal definition of marriage separate from any particular State's definition.
Accordingly the Obama Regime has mandated that homosexuals be given the right to sponsor "spouses" for immigration benefits. The unanswered question is whether those homosexuals living in States that don't recognize homosexual marriage but get married elsewhere will be covered.
If they live in a State, or in the case of California, a state outside the Northern District of California that aren't covered by the fallacious decision by the notorious RINO homosexual Vaughn Walker, where homosexual marriage is not recognized, then they aren't married. Time will tell, but given the lawlessness of the Regime, don't expect it to follow the Court's decision.
What it does do is open the doors to massive marriage fraud the likes we have never known. For example see this indictment in the Northern District of California, coincidentally.
U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of California Press Release December 10, 2012
SAN FRANCISCO - A federal grand jury in San Francisco indicted Andrew Chojecki, a resident of Poland, on Dec. 6, 2012, charging him with nine counts of conspiracy to commit marriage and visa fraud, marriage fraud and alien harboring, United States Attorney Melinda Haag announced. Chojecki, a naturalized U.S. citizen, is a former applications adjudicator with the U.S. Immigrations and Naturalization Service (INS), the predecessor agency to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
Six additional defendants were charged with conspiring with Chojecki to commit and committing marriage fraud: Aaron Goldsmith, Beata Szkop, Pawel Karolak, Vito Scherma, Hector Vargas, and Malgorzata Zuk. Of these, Goldsmith, Karolak, Scherma, and Vargas were also charged with alien harboring.
According to the indictment, which was unsealed today, Chojecki, 61, is alleged to have facilitated fraudulent marriages in exchange for cash payments from at least April 2010 through November 2012. The indictment alleges that Chojecki introduced aliens and United States citizens to each other for the purpose of their entering into fraudulent marriages to evade U.S. immigration laws. The indictment further alleges that Chojecki provided the aliens with fraudulent immigration forms that he prepared for them, sample questions that he anticipated they might be asked by immigration officials and guidance on steps they should take to make it appear that their marriages were legitimate. The indictment alleges that in exchange for these services Chojecki required the aliens to pay an initial lump sum at the time of the wedding ceremony, which he split with the U.S. citizen spouse, and additional sums to the spouse at the time the alien received his or her green card and again when he or she received lawful permanent resident status.
Over a period of years, dozens received legal permanent residence by the simple expedient of marrying an American. The fraud is common and given its frequency, not often caught by the fraud investigators and adjudicators at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
Now that marriage benefits have been extended unlawfully to homosexuals, USCIS will be inundated by homosexual marriage fraud. Since they are woefully unable to cope with heterosexual marriage fraud, the situation will only get worse.