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Sunday, December 16, 2012

Sixty-seven Years a Couple, Married for Nine

Gustavo Archilla, right, with husband Elmer Lokker

A sweet, poignant obituary in the New York Times:
Mr. Archilla and his partner, Elmer Lokkins, lived together in Manhattan for 58 years before eloping to Canada in 2003 and coming out publicly. . . ,

In a 2003 article in The New York Times, Mr. Archilla said of their decision to marry: “What we did was finally cap it all up — make it seem complete. It was about fulfilling this desire people have to dignify what you have done all your life — to qualify it by going through the ceremony so that it has the same seriousness, the same objective that anybody getting married would be entitled to.”
Read the whole story.

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