US: Lesbian couple marry after 72 years together

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A lesbian couple in the US state of Iowa have married, after being together for 72 years.

Vivian Boyack, 91, and Alice Dubes ,90, met in Yale, and then moved to Davenport in 1947.

They exchanged vows in the First Christian Church in Davenport on Saturday, accompanied by family and friends, reports the QCTimes.

Reverend Linda Hunsaker told the couple: “This is a celebration of something that should have happened a very long time ago.”

Boyack was a teacher in Davenport, and Dubes worked for the Times and Democrat, before working at Alter Corp for 25 years.

“I always wanted to be a teacher,” said Boyack after the ceremony.

“My plan at an early age was to teach in the school where I was then going, and my teacher would move on to another school.”

The couple said they travelled to all US states, all the provinces of Canada and to England twice.

“We’ve had a good time,” said Dubes, as Boyack noted that it takes a lot of love and work to keep a relationship together for over seven decades.