SAN FRANCISCO -- Doug Gentry and Alex Benshimol have built a life together in Cathedral City, Calif. Last year, they got married in Connecticut.
Now, they may have to decide between staying together and staying in the U.S.
Doug is American, but Alex came to the U.S. from Venezuela on a tourist visa 12 years ago and is now under threat of deportation.
Because of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), Alex can't apply for a green card through Doug even though they are legally married.
On Wednesday, July 13, in San Francisco, Alex will face a deportation hearing.