The UAFA was introduced in the United States House of Representatives on May 8, 2007 by New York Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY). There are currently 118 Cosponsors of this bill in the United States House of Representatives.
The term "permanent partner" means an individual 18 years of age or older who--
- (A) is in a committed, intimate relationship with another individual 18 years of age or older in which both individuals intend a lifelong commitment;
- (B) is financially interdependent with that other individual;
- (C) is not married to, or in a permanent partnership with, any individual other than that other individual;
- (D) is unable to contract with that other individual a marriage cognizable under this Act; and
- (E) is not a first, second, or third degree blood relation of that other individual.
The term "permanent partnership" means the relationship that exists between 2 permanent partners.
|Congress||Short title||Bill number(s)||Date introduced||Sponsor(s)||# of cosponsors||Latest status|
|110th Congress||Uniting American Families Act of 2007|| ||May 8, 2007||Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY)|
Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT)
|Referred to Judiciary Committee(s)|
|109th Congress|| Permanent Partners Immigration Act|
Uniting American Families Act
| ||June 21, 2005|| House=115|
|108th Congress||Permanent Partners Immigration Act of 2003|| ||July 31, 2003|| House=129|
|107th Congress||Permanent Partners Immigration Act of 2001||February 14, 2001||Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY)||House=106|
|106th Congress||Permanent Partners Immigration Act of 2000||February 14, 2000||House=59|