I just had to include this…
The lifelong Iowa residents met at college in Cedar Falls, a small town in the north of the state, far from the crucibles of the gay-rights battles that would be waged in cities such as New York and San Francisco. “It just hit us immediately – if you can understand that,” said Dubes. “Kind of like a regular marriage, the boy-and-girl meet … well, that was just the way we were.”
Except that in the 1940s, their relationship was everything but regular. It would be 57 years before Iowa legalised same-sex marriage, the first state in the midwest to do so. On Saturday, Dubes and Boyack went public with their relationship for the first time, when they got married at the First Christian Church in Davenport, their home since 1947.