Does Same-Sex Marriage qualify as Married Status for the Green Card Lottery?

Yes, with the end of DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act), same-sex spouses of U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents, along with their minor children, are now eligible for the same immigration benefits as opposite-sex spouses. Diversity Visa applicants may include same-sex spouses in their initial entries or add spouses acquired after their initial registration.