Letter: Disabled couple should be together

Wednesday night is date night for Hava Samuels

Wednesday night is date night for Hava Samuels and Paul Forziano. Here, the couple has dinner at an Italian restaurant in Port Jefferson Station while their parents sit at the table behind them. After their April 7 wedding and a short honeymoon in Pennsylvania, they'll be living separately because their group homes have told them they don't want to house a married couple together, according to court records. (Feb. 13, 2013) (Credit: Newsday / John Paraskevas)

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Thank you for your beautiful article "Their unfinished love story" [News, March 31], about the mentally challenged man and woman who wished to marry and live together.

Shame on the group homes that won't allow them to live as a married couple because the homes are not set up that way. I say, get busy setting up for them, and set a precedent for other homes to do the same!

How wonderful they have found each other and want to spend the rest of their lives caring for each other. Isn't this a fundamental right we all should have?

Judy Odette, Plainview

Editor's note: The writer has a developmentally disabled adult daughter.

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