In this photo taken Jan. 4, 2012, Bradford Wells, left, and Anthony John Makk pose together at their home in San Francisco. Wells and Makk, are a married gay couple that have lived mos

 

              In this photo taken Jan. 4, 2012, Bradford Wells, left, and Anthony John Makk pose together at their home in San Francisco. Wells and Makk,  are a married gay couple that have lived mos
In this photo taken Jan. 4, 2012, Bradford Wells, left, and Anthony John Makk pose together at their home in San Francisco. Wells and Makk, are a married gay couple that have lived most of their 19 years of relationship in San Francisco. Makk is a citizen of Australia married to Wells, a U.S. citizen who suffers from AIDS-related illness. Makk is his primary caregiver. The Department of Homeland Security plans to instruct its field offices next week illegal immigrants with same-sex partners or spouses are eligible for consideration under a federal program designed to focus resources away from low-priority deportation cases. Secretary Janet Napolitano has told Democratic lawmakers that binational gay couples who are married or in long-term relationships will be defined as having the family ties government lawyers can cite as grounds for dropping deportation proceedings. (AP Photo/San Francisco Chronicle, Michael Macor)