photo by Arashdeep via Morguefile - gay pride rallyAn immigration judge in Newark on Friday suspended the deportation of a Venezuelan man who is married to an American man, responding to an unusual signal this week from the Obama administration that it is exploring legal avenues for recognizing same-sex marriages in immigration cases.

Mr. Velandia was legally married last year in Connecticut to Josh Vandiver, a graduate student at Princeton.

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