After 72 Years Together, These 90+ Women Are Finally Married

Alice “Nonie” Dubes (90) and Vivian Boyack (91) have been madly in love with each other for 72 years. On Saturday, these beautiful ladies got married. Seeing two people in love for so long and finally being able to legally marry brings so much joy to my heart. The two women were married in First Christian Church in Davenport, IA and were surrounded by friends and family who have been witness to their decades-long romance. Jerry Yeast, 73, who has known the women since she was 18 when she worked as their…

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France Becomes 14th Country to Legalize Marriage Equality!

Félicitations to France for becoming the 14th nation to offer full and equal marriage rights! On Tuesday April 23, less than a week after New Zealand’s declaration, France’s senate passed a marriage equality bill into law with a vote of 331-225. The National Assembly originally supported the bill 329-229 and the Senate passed it with a voice vote. French lovers are happy to note that the law will be effect in just a few months, marking France as the 14th country to legalize marriage equality. In fact, this has been an unprecedented month…

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New Zealand Passes Same-Sex Marriage Into Law

Yesterday, Wednesday Apr 17, 2013, New Zealand parliament passed a law legalizing same-sex marriage. The “Definition of Marriage Amendment Bill” was passed into Law by 77 votes to 44 on it’s third reading. The formal announcement of the vote was followed by a “waiata”, a traditional Māori song. The waiata that seemed to spontaneously erupt and spread through the crowd, including quite a few lawmakers, was a love song called “Pokarekare Ana.” This was a beautiful and appropriate way of marking such a historic moment, and was also a helpful reminder to…

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