Supervisor Benoit Responds to Supreme Court Rulings

News Release


Jun 26

Supervisor Benoit Responds to Supreme Court Rulings

“As chairman of the Riverside County Board of Supervisors I will work to ensure that Riverside County moves expeditiously to fully comply with today’s U.S. Supreme Court decisions.

“Riverside County is prepared to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples and record their marriages immediately after the anticipated direction is received from the state and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Hopefully that day will be here soon.

“As a Desert Sands School Board Trustee I led an effort to extend benefits to LGBT employees and their partners. This policy was based upon the same basic fairness issues cited in the court’s ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act.”

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