Meet Vivian Boyack and Alice Dubes. According to Metro yesterday, Lesbian Couple in Their Nineties Finally Marry After 72 Years Together. The service took place at the First Christian Church in Davenport, Iowa by Reverend Linda Hunsaker. She is quoted saying, “This is a celebration of something that should have happened a very long time ago.” I think that’s safe to say, although they clearly didn’t the marriage. And their marriage at this point is more a blessing that they bestow upon our society. They bless us.
It’s amazing to look at them. Are these the women we have heard so much about — the ones that want to destroy marriage by engaging in it? Are these the women who anger God?! Because if these things are true, it means we have a pathetic excuse for marriage and God. One thing is for certain: we have had a very limited culture for a very long time. It’s only been two years since our supposedly liberal President has been willing to say publicly that Boyack and Dubes have a right to this civic sacrament.
The newlyweds met when they were teenagers — in 1942 — in their hometown, Yale, Iowa. They have been together ever since. Boyack was a teacher and Dubes was an accountant. They say that they’ve visited every state in the union and every province in Canada. According to Dubes, “We’ve had a good time.”
Unfortunately, that’s all I know about them. I’ve checked out a dozen different article and they are all short with pretty much the same information. But I doubt it much matters. It is a wonderful story and a wonderful event. And it is a bit of positive news for a change. As a society, I guess we do slowly crawl forward. Regardless, congratulations to the happy couple!