HOH’s One-Minute Recess: Eat, Pray, Lobby

Posted August 13, 2010 at 7:49am

Eat, Pray, Lobby. Today may mark the release of the big-screen adaptation of Elizabeth Gilbert’s memoir “Eat, Pray, Love,” but next month marks the author’s first stab at lobbying.

Gilbert will hit Capitol Hill in September to advocate for gay and lesbian binational couples, those where each partner hails from a different country. HOH has learned she will work with the Immigration Equality Action Fund to add a provision to the Uniting American Families Act that will aid gay and lesbian Americans who wish to commit to a partner from another nation.

Gilbert, who met her Brazilian husband while penning her made-into-a-movie memoir, has firsthand experience with U.S. immigration policy. It’s actually the focus of her fifth book, “Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace With Marriage,” which chronicles how the author got married so her husband could gain U.S. citizenship.

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