Paul Forziano and Hava Samuels are engaged to be married, but will be forced to live apart even after their nuptials. Paul, 29, and Hava, 35, are disabled, and their separate group homes in Manorville have told them they don't want to house a married couple together, according to court records.
Paul Forziano carries his wife Hava over the
Paul Forziano carries his wife Hava over the threshold of their new home, a one-bedroom apartment in Riverhead. (July 1, 2013) (Credit: Newsday / John Paraskevas)
Paul and Hava Forziano moved in together into
Paul and Hava Forziano moved in together into a one-bedroom apartment in Riverhead, furnished with items their parents purchased but the two had chosen themselves. (July 1, 2013) (Credit: Newsday / John Paraskevas)
Paul and Hava Forziano enjoy married life in
Paul and Hava Forziano enjoy married life in their one-bedroom apartment in Riverhead, after the disabled couple had to fight for permission to live together. (July 1, 2013) (Credit: Newsday / John Paraskevas)

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Paul Forziano and his wife Hava at Bed
Paul Forziano and his wife Hava at Bed Bath & Beyond in Lake Grove, shopping for items to furnish their one-bedroom apartment in Riverhead where they moved in together on July 1st. (June 20, 2013) (Credit: Newsday / John Paraskevas)
Paul and Hava Forziano shop at Bed Bath
Paul and Hava Forziano shop at Bed Bath & Beyond in Lake Grove for items to furnish their one-bedroom apartment in Riverhead. (June 20, 2013) (Credit: Newsday / John Paraskevas)
Paul and Hava Forziano shop for items to
Paul and Hava Forziano shop for items to furnish the one-bedroom apartment in Riverhead that they had to fight to obtain, since both are disabled and were living in assisted living homes. (June 20, 2013) (Credit: Newsday / John Paraskevas)
Hava Samuels and Paul Forziano take to the
Hava Samuels and Paul Forziano take to the floor for their first dance as husband and wife. In front of 185 friends and family who joined them, the disabled couple exchanged vows in a wedding ceremony in Wading River Sunday evening. After a short honeymoon in Pennsylvania, the couple will return to live in the separate group homes they lived in before they were married. The agencies that run the group homes claim they are not set up to house married couples. (April 7, 2013) (Credit: Newsday John Paraskevas)
Paul Forziano kisses his bride, Hava Samuels, after
Paul Forziano kisses his bride, Hava Samuels, after the disabled couple was wed in a ceremony in Wading River. (April 7, 2013) (Credit: Newsday / John Paraskevas)

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Paul Forziano, 29, and Hava Samuels, 35, met
Paul Forziano, 29, and Hava Samuels, 35, met eight years ago at an arts program that teaches skills to people with disabilities. They've been engaged since 2011. (Credit: Handout)
Paul Forziano and his fiancee Hava Samuels live
Paul Forziano and his fiancee Hava Samuels live in Manorville about three miles apart in separate group homes for the disabled. They see each other at their day program in Port Jefferson Station, on a weekly "date night," and on weekends. (Feb. 7, 2013) (Credit: Newsday / John Paraskevas)
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)
Paul Forziano, his fiancee Hava Samuels and their
Paul Forziano, his fiancee Hava Samuels and their parents have filed a federal lawsuit against New York State and the two nonprofit agencies that run their respective group homes. Their goal is to secure the couple's right to live together. (Feb. 7, 2013) (Credit: Newsday / John Paraskevas)
Hava Samuels tries on her wedding dress. With
Hava Samuels tries on her wedding dress. With her are her mom, Bonnie Samuels, left, and mother-in-law-to-be, Roseann Forziano. (Feb. 14, 2013) (Credit: Newsday / John Paraskevas)

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Paul Forziano gets fitted for his wedding tuxedo.
Paul Forziano gets fitted for his wedding tuxedo. (Feb. 14, 2013) (Credit: Newsday / John Paraskevas)
Paul Forziano and Hava Samuels wait to receive
Paul Forziano and Hava Samuels wait to receive their marriage license at Brookhaven Town Hall. (Feb. 21, 2013) (Credit: Newsday / John Paraskevas)
Paul Forziano signs his marriage license while fiancee
Paul Forziano signs his marriage license while fiancee Hava Samuels gives her mom, Bonnie Samuels, a kiss at Brookhaven Town Hall. (Feb. 21, 2013) (Credit: Newsday / John Paraskevas)
Paul Forziano and Hava Samuels show off their
Paul Forziano and Hava Samuels show off their marriage license, which they just signed at Brookhaven Town Hall. (Feb. 21, 2013) (Credit: Newsday / John Paraskevas)
They call themselves
They call themselves "Team Hava Paul" and "a marriage of six." Wearing specially made T-shirts, Paul Forziano and Hava Samuels, center, are seen with their parents, Frank and Roseann Forziano on the left and Norman and Bonnie Samuels on the right. (Feb. 14, 2013) (Credit: Newsday / John Paraskevas)