Nino Esposito, 79, and his partner Roland Bosee, 69, were dating for 46 years. Two gay men who lived four years as a father and son will now finally be allowed to tie the knot.
The duo were denied to marry each other but love has no boundaries and they managed to find a loophole in the law.
As at the time of their romance same-sex marriage hadn’t yet been legalised in the US, Nino adopted his lover — common practice among same-sex couples.
However, the duo didn’t give up on their dream to get married one day. Four years later their dream came true.
A Pennsylvania Superior Court has recently ruled that the loving couple can cancel the adoption and have a wedding.
Judge Susan Peikes Gantman commented on the precedent: “Pennsylvania law regarding same sex marriage changed.
Same-sex couples in this Commonwealth may now exercise their fundamental right to marry.”
Nino and Roland said they were ‘relieved’, and are grateful for the ‘wonderful Christmas gift’.
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In the USA, same-sex marriage has been legal in all states since June 26, 2015.
By the time that same-sex marriage became legal nationally, public opinion on the subject had reached almost 60% approval levels, according to various polls.