Posted: 1 February, 2015
Couple Weds After 72 Years Thanks To New Gay Marriage Law
Very Very Long Engagement Has The Happiest Ending!
We are so full of cute feels over this! Talk about waiting to be married!
Nonie and Vivian met over 72 years ago when they were at college, but social pressure and fear of judgement kept their love for one another behind closed doors. So they did what so many gay couples in their era did - pretended to be room mates, sharing a home for financial convenience.
But now, with changing attitudes and laws, they can finally tell the story of their love without fear. Watch their touching story, as told to the Des Moines Register: