http://www.gazette.net/article/20120621 ... te=gazette
Jill DiMauro, a DC bike shop owner, had to sell her legendary shop this year in order to keep her family together. Ms. DiMauro is a US citizen, but her partner, to whom she is married in Canada, is Canadian. Because the US doesn't recognize same-sex marriages, Ms. DiMauro could not sponsor her wife to immigrate legally. They finally ran out of temporary options to keep the family together in the US, so they are headed to Canada.
Jill DiMauro wrote:
“I’ve never made a loss. I’ve never had to fire someone. I’ve never cut hours. I’ve never cut pay,” DiMauro said. “You can be honest and have integrity and do the right thing and still run a business. You just have to have patience and have faith in people.”
That's great that we're driving business owners like this out of the country.