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Two women in their nineties finally marry after 72 years together

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Vivian Boyack, left, and Alice "Nonie" Dubes, centre, marry in Davenport, Iowa. AP Photo/The Quad City Times, Thomas Geyer)

Vivian Boyack, left, and Alice "Nonie" Dubes, centre, marry in Davenport, Iowa. AP Photo/The Quad City Times, Thomas Geyer)

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Vivian Boyack, left, and Alice "Nonie" Dubes, centre, marry in Davenport, Iowa. AP Photo/The Quad City Times, Thomas Geyer)

More than seven decades after beginning their relationship, two women in their nineties have sealed their love in a wedding ceremony.

Vivian Boyack (91) and Alice "Nonie" Dubes (90) got married on Saturday in Iowa in the United States.

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Vivian Boyack and Alice "Nonie" Dubes grasp hands on their wedding day in Davenport, Iowa. AP Photo/The Quad City Times, Thomas Geyer

Vivian Boyack and Alice "Nonie" Dubes grasp hands on their wedding day in Davenport, Iowa. AP Photo/The Quad City Times, Thomas Geyer

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Vivian Boyack and Alice "Nonie" Dubes grasp hands on their wedding day in Davenport, Iowa. AP Photo/The Quad City Times, Thomas Geyer

Reverend Linda Hunsaker, who presided over the ceremony, told the couple and their guests: “This is a celebration of something that should have happened a very long time ago.”

Iowa first began allowing same-sex marriage in 2009, and the two women have proved that it’s never too late to take the plunge.

The women met in their hometown of Yale, Iowa, while growing up. Then they moved to Davenport in 1947 where Boyack worked as a teacher and Dubes was a payroll worker.

They’ve been together for 72 years.

“We’ve had a good time,” Alice said after the ceremony.

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