90-year-old lesbian women finally get their dream as they marry in churchBy Mason White 6:00 PM September 10, 2014
By: Anika Rao
It’s never too late for love.
Two lesbian women finally got their dream of marrying each other.
The brave women, Vivian Boyack, 91, and Alice Dubes, 90, of Iowa, got married in front of friends and family members at a church.
Although same-sex marriage in their state only became legal in 2009, the two women lived together for the past 72 years.
Boyack and Dubes were married on Saturday, at the First Christian Church in Davenport. They sat next to each other in wheelchairs during the ceremony.
“This is a celebration of something that should have happened a long time ago,” Rev. Linda Hunsaker said while marrying the women.
The women first met in their hometown of Yale, Iowa, and moved to Davenport in 1947, where Miss Boyack was a teacher in a local school and Miss Dubes worked in an office.
Dubes said that they have enjoyed their life together and over the years, they have traveled to all 50 states and to all provinces of Canada. They also traveled to England twice.