Sunday, April 20, 2014
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Ruling benefits all Californians

Like many in Davis and across California, we welcomed Wednesday’s Supreme Court decisions clarifying that same-sex couples here could legally marry and enjoy the federal benefits accorded to all married couples.

The past four years have given everyone time — whether in neighborhood events, chats with co-workers or family gatherings — to thoughtfully discuss and come to know and understand the devastating impact that comes with denying same-sex couples the right to marry.

These actions by the Supreme Court, and the recent decision by Boy Scouts of America to allow gay Scouts to enroll openly, affirm the dignity of all Californians regardless of sexual orientation. We are confident everyone can move forward and see the many benefits of these recent events for all who live, work and raise families in California.

Janet and Joe Krovoza
Davis

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  • Noreen MazelisJuly 03, 2013 - 1:30 pm

    How does this ruling "help" ALL Californians?

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  • sasshaJuly 03, 2013 - 3:51 pm

    I'm not certain how or when our gay citizens became designated 2nd class citizens not equal in the eyes of the law, but it is certainly time the courts acted to bring the law into the 21st century and stop treating people differently due to sexual orientation. This may harken back to when slavery was abolished and yet African-Americans were still not given full citizenship. Same thing with Native Americans. But if one considers only the gay citizens, the time, effort and money going into preventing those folks from participating in America as fully vested citizens with equal rights, was pushed by religious zealots. Now correct me if I am wrong, but do we not have a separation of religion and government in this country? And if that is the case, how did this nation ever come up with different laws for different folks. It surely could not be a carry over from the Civil War. Therefore, all those religious entities who have wasted gov. time,and effort, forcing citizens to a lengthy fight for their rights, shouldn't those zealots pay for all those costs?

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