This is a huge deal:
Cases of foreign partners who are married to am American same-sex partner and would otherwise be eligible for a green card are on hold in light of questions about the continued validity of the Defense of Marriage Act.
Christopher Bentley, the spokesman for the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, writes, "USCIS has issued guidance to the field asking that related cases be held in abeyance while awaiting final guidance related to distinct legal issues." He notes, however, "USCIS has not implemented any change in policy and intends to follow the President's directive to continue enforcing the law."
For all those gay married couples torn apart by immigration law, this means more than I can express.