Amazing Gay Grandpas Together 46 Years Finally Get Married
We’re not even going to pretend that this story didn’t bring us to tears: Lewis Duckett and Billy Jones met 46 years ago, before anyone was talking marriage equality.
When Jones was sent to fight in Vietnam, they wrote letters to each other almost every day—coded letters since being discovered as a homosexual in This Man’s Army could get you dishonorably discharged.
Along the way, they moved in together, adopted a child and even became grandparents. Then, in October, the two men got married in a ceremony at Riverside Church in Harlem. For them, the ceremony was the culmination of a life together, not the beginning of one. “It’s an enhancement to the relationship we had,” says Jones.