Letters to the Editor

July 23, 2014

Support gay constituents

Mayor Herta Holly and Councilmen Hunt Davis and Jim McCoy have turned their backs on the gay and lesbian community and their families in Miami Shores.

Mayor Herta Holly and Councilmen Hunt Davis and Jim McCoy have turned their backs on the gay and lesbian community and their families in Miami Shores.

By voting down a non-binding resolution in support of marriage equality by a 3-2 vote indicates they are out of touch with the residents of the Village. By keeping the “Village Beautiful” in the past, they ignore current values — especially those of their constituents.

Last week, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver ruled in favor of same-sex couples’ freedom to marry. It is the second ruling by a federal appellate court since last year’s victory in the Supreme Court.

This ruling makes the legal consensus clear: Marriage discrimination is unconstitutional. We commend Vice Mayor Jesse Walters and Councilwoman Ivonne Ledesma for their courageous votes.

Dennis Leyva and Clark Reynolds,

Miami Shores

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