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Longtime Same-Sex Couple Get Married in Hospital



    (Published Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014)

    After being together for nearly 40 years and in the midst of a health crisis, a local same-sex couple finally tied the knot at a local hospital.

    Staff members at Riddle Hospital in Media, Delaware County held a wedding ceremony for Carol and Bobbie Wednesday afternoon. The couple, who have been together for 38 years, say they’ve wanted to get married for awhile but were unable to do so due to Pennsylvania’s marriage law.

    With same-sex marriage now legal in the state, the longtime couple finally got their chance. Due to Carol’s deteriorating health which landed her in the hospital, the couple had to push up the wedding date. Staff members at the hospital were more than willing to help and pitched in by buying bouquets and ordering a cake.

    A minister, friends and family all arrived at Carol’s hospital room for the ceremony on Wednesday.

    “You can’t imagine the joy that’s in our hearts,” said Carol while in tears. “You just can’t imagine.”