House Hunters International will feature a gay binational couple with a story that has become all too common under the so-called Defense Of Marriage Act. Forced abroad by DOMA—an amendment which has been declared unconstitutional numerous times—a Colombian native and his American husband search for a new home in Bogota in a forthcoming episode of the popular TV show. The episode guide described their plight, but skirts the fact that a straight binational couple would not be similarly required to uproot their lives:
Ivan and Devin built a life together in DC: they worked jobs they loved, shared their home with their beloved dog and exchanged wedding vows. But when Ivan’s work visa expired, he had no other choice but to head back to his native Bogota, Colombia with his American husband, Devin, and their dog, Danger. Ivan’s mother is delighted her son is back home and has extended her indefinite hospitality, but the couple agrees it’s time to find their own digs. With few dog-friendly buildings, and an extensive wish-list, real estate agent Sam Miller has his work cut out for him. But will he deliver the goods? Find out, when House Hunters International sets its sights on Bogota, Colombia.
Set to air at 10 p.m. ET on August 13th, the episode was filmed prior to the Obama administration’s announcement on August 2nd that it will deprioritize the deportation of married LGBT immigrants and focus all efforts on Kim Kardashian.