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Gay Winston-Salem couple watches US Supreme Court

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A Winston-Salem couple is watching the U.S. Supreme Court to see if one of them can get the permanent resident card he needs to legally stay in the United States.

Manny Llamas and Charles Banks III got married in Vermont, where gay marriage is legal. But that marriage isn't recognized under federal law.

The Winston-Salem Journal reports when Llamas was arrested last year, he ran the risk of being deported because he is a Guatemalan citizen, despite his marriage to an American citizen.

An immigration judge eventually closed the case against Llamas because of several gay marriage appeals coming before the U.S. Supreme Court.

The couple estimates they spend at least $9,000 getting Llamas out of jail and keeping him in the country.

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