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04/19/2007


ABC News Profiles Wedding of WWII Veteran and His Vietnam Veteran Partner of 20 Years: VIDEO

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Back in September, we reported on John Banvard, a 95-year-old World War II veteran who recently married his partner, 67-year-old Gerard Nadeau, a Vietnam veteran at the Chula Vista Veteran's Home in California.

On Friday, ABC News's 'Second Tour' digital series, which profiles the lives of military veterans, did a feature on the couple's historic wedding. It was the first ever same-sex wedding ceremony for the veteran's home facility.

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Gay Wedding Video of the Day Donavan and Ricardo

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Writes filmmaker and friend Johnny Leon about the wedding of Donavan and Ricardo at the Corradetti Glassblowing Studio in Baltimore: "The two most touching moments were probably when they read their vows in their own languages, and when they broke down in tears after the ceremony and hugged their respective mothers."

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Gay Wedding Video of the Day: Shannon and Sandy

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Shannon Connors married her longtime girlfriend Sandy Stones on Friday in Lake George, New York. Connors and Stones were featured on the front page of the NYT the day after same-sex marriage was legalized in New York. The women are from New Jersey, so their marriage will now also be recognized in their home state.

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Gay Couple Together For 46 Years Finally Ties The Knot: VIDEO

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David Mixner points out a wonderful video posted by The New York Times about a couple together for more than 46 years, Lewis Duckett and Billy Jones, who recently got married. The couple were first introduced by a mutual friend. "Before either one of us knew it, we were in love," said Jones. They survived Jones's deployment to Vietnam (they wrote to each other in code), and went on to have children and grandchildren together.

"For most of our forty-six years together, it's been, 'I don't know sort of where I stop and where he begins,' it's been that kind of blending," according to Jones.

The couple has been officially married a little over three months now, and while Duckett points out that, "nothing really feels different," he adds, "It's an enhancement to the relationship that we had."

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Gay Wedding Video of the Day: Jordan and Devon

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Occasionally Towleroad features extraordinary gay marriage and proposal videos. Feel free to send us yours to consider. Today we feature the wedding of Devon and Jordan in California.

Devon writes us:

Johnnydevon3"I married the love of my life in a small ceremony in Los Angeles a few months back. Get the tissues ready, my husband went right for the feels in his vows."

He isn't kidding. Prepare yourselves.

And congrats, guys!

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WWII Veteran Marries Partner of 20 Years in Senior Home's First Gay Wedding: VIDEO

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John Banvard, a 95-year-old World War II veteran married his partner, 67-year-old Gerard Nadeau, a Vietnam veteran at the Chula Vista Veteran's Home on Thursday. It was the facility's first gay wedding, FOX5 San Diego reports:

“We were waiting on the Supreme Court to make that decision,” said Banvard.

Many of the couple’s friends who live at the veteran’s home attended the small and simple ceremony. “The world is changing, we have to go along with it,” said one guest. 

Facility director Neal Asper said news of two men getting married at the VA home wasn’t well received by everyone. A town hall meeting was held at the VA home to address concerns from other residents. “It’s been somewhat controversial,” said Asper. “I told them, they have the right to get married here just like everybody else.”

One resident told Fox5 he didn’t agree with Banvard and Nadeau’s celebration of their love for each other, but supported their legal right to do so.

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