Diplomats’ same-sex partners denied U.S. visas

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President Donald Trump’s administration began denying visas to the unmarried, same-sex partners of foreign diplomats and officials and employees of the United Nations this week — making marriage a requirement to be eligible for a visa.

The policy was made effective Monday. Unmarried, same-sex partners of diplomats and U.N. employees have until the end the year to get married or leave the U.S.

It comes despite the fact that the majority of countries do not recognize same-sex marriage and many same-sex couples face prosecution in their own countries.

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