Not long—not now that Obama is back in court defending DOMA. Oh, and remember that gay guy—raped in his home country—and legally married to American citizen in Boston whose application for asylum was denied by the Obama administration because we can't willy-nilly bend those immigration rules, even in cases where a person's human rights may have been abused? Remember him?
In an unusually protracted and closely watched case, the Obama administration has recommended political asylum for a Guatemalan woman fleeing horrific abuse by her husband, the strongest signal yet that the administration is open to a variety of asylum claims from foreign women facing domestic abuse.
Wake me when the fierce advocacy begins.