The State Department will now "only be able to accept the accreditation and registration of spouses of newly arrived officials, both same-sex and opposite-sex, as members of the family of United Nations officials as of October 1, 2018", the memo states.
As of Monday, regardless of their home country's laws or customs, the administration has also started taking the extraordinary step of ordering any unmarried partners to exit the US if they don't marry by the end of the year.
"The Department of State will not issue a G-4 visa for same-sex domestic partners", a State Department memo reads.
Same-sex couples already inside of the United States could go to city hall and get married.
Former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power called the policy "needlessly cruel & bigoted". After year's end, the Trump administration expects unmarried partners to change visa status or leave in 30 days.
She noted that only 12 percent of United Nations member states allowed same-sex marriages.
Heterosexual couples must now be married to obtain the G-4 visa.
"The Department of State will not issue a G-4 visa for same-sex domestic partners", the United Nations human resources chief explained in a note distributed to staff last month. The domestic partner still could get a visa as a family member if the diplomat represents a country where same-sex marriage is illegal, so long as that country recognizes same-sex spouses of USA diplomats posted there. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said he opposes same-sex marriage, but he has promised to treat all employees with respect.
Michael Kors to Acquire Versace, Sources Reveal
Versace has been pushing for an initial public offering, or IPO, but they failed to reach the goal due to a fluctuating market. Investors appeared mixed on the linkup; Kors' stock fell six percent following the stories reporting the deal.
The United States informed foreign governments that they would allow "limited exceptions" to its new policy in cases involving diplomats from countries where same-sex marriage is illegal. For those same-sex partners already in the US and now holding a visa, a deadline has been set.
"The change in policy ensures consistent treatment between opposite-sex partners and same-sex partners by requiring that same-sex partners, like opposite-sex partners, must marry to qualify for derivative diplomatic visas", the official said.
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.
But that could put pose a problem for couples ineligible to legally marry in their home country.
Judge bars parade of Bill Cosby accusers at sentencing hearing
According to TMZ , Cosby will be sentenced on Monday and prosecutors want him to put behind bars immediately after his sentencing. The 81-year-old star of The Cosby Show was found guilty in April of drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand in 2004.
How To Get An iPhone XS On Launch Day
The base model which comes with 64 GB is priced at Rs. 1,09,900 ($1099) and the top model with 512 GB will cost you Rs. 1,44,900. The new version was found to have a component called "dual sim device" to suggest the development of a dual-SIM iPhone model .
Democrats aiming ‘mud and muck’ at Kavanaugh, McConnell says
Kavanaugh and Ford appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee last week, where they answered questions about the allegations. Mr Kavanaugh struck an angry and defiant tone during the hearing, denying allegations made by three women against him.
Adultery not a crime, says Supreme Court
However, India's ruling BJP government had opposed the petition , insisting that adultery should remain a criminal offence. He, therefore, struck down the provisions criminalizing Adultery as violative of Articles 14 and 21 of the Constitution.
Sparks fly between Pogba and Mourinho on training ground
In a curious twist of fate it was left to 35-year-old Lee Grant, United's third-choice keeper, to fill the void between the posts. It was a sweet moment for Derby boss Lampard, who enjoyed so much success working under Mourinho during their time at Chelsea .