Lesbian Couple Finally Marries After 72 Years Together

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Vivian Boyack and Alice "Nonie" Dubes, a couple together for the last 72 (!) years, got married at First Christian Church in Davenport, Iowa, on Saturday.

Lesbian Couple Weds After 72 Years

According to the Quad-City Times, the elderly couple was surrounded by family and friends as they exchanged vows while holding one another's hands.

"This is a celebration of something that should have happened a very long time ago," Rev. Linda Hunsaker said while presiding over the ceremony.

The two met at Yale more than seven decades ago, then moved to Iowa in 1947.

Boyack, 91, was a longtime teacher and Dubes, 90, worked for the Times and Democrat in payroll. In many ways, they lived ordinary lives, and yet far from it.

Longtime friend Jerry Yeast said this duo is far from just your average twosome.

"I've known these women all my life," he said. "I can tell you, they are special."

Even though Iowa becaome one of the first states to legally permit gay marriage in 2009, the two women said they were recently, finally ready for this.

"We've had a good time," Dubes said after the long-belated, romantic day.

Congratulations to the couple on this lengthy and wonderful love story.

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