Lesbian Couple Weds After 47 Years

Image via The Times of Israel via Pearl Berlin and Lennie Gerber

Image via The Times of Israel via Pearl Berlin and Lennie Gerber

It took only 47 years, but Lennie Gerber (88) and Pearl Berlin (77) finally got married. The two met back in 1966. Berlin, who was a professor back in 1966, hired Gerber to work with her at Wayne State University in Detroit and only after a few days upon meeting they decided to move in together. The couple went on to fight for social justices. Gerber became a lawyer who specialized in LGBT rights and the film “Living in the Overlap” was created in light of their work. The lovers decided to marry on their 47th anniversary June 2nd after Gerber’s niece asked why they were waiting to get married. One hundred and thirty guests attended Gerber and Berlin’s wedding ceremony at Beth David Synagogue in Greensboro, North Carolina. Although the state does not permit same-sex marriage, the couple said they are not waiting for the law to change. As of now the couple is happy to have had a ceremony to celebrate their life together. “Every morning Pearl and I wake up with a kiss and a little schmooze,” said Gerber. “Now, Pearl also says, ‘We’re married!’” [The Times of Israel]

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