Gay couple are first to get American green card after court ruling allowing gay marriage


A Bulgarian student and his American husband are the first gay couple in the US to have their green card petition, or permanent visa, approved after the Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriages.

Traian Popov, who has a student visa, married Julian Marsh in New York because Florida, where they live, did not recognise same-sex marriage. Mr Popov will not be able to travel to his family in Bulgaria for at least six months while his green card is processed.

The pair’s lawyer, Lavi Soloway, says he has filed 100 petitions for same-sex couples since 2010.