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Mon Feb 11, 2019, 02:40 PM

Couple marry fifty years after first meeting

In any circumstances, this would be a heartwarming story. The difference with this tale is Michael Kirby is 80 years old and a retired High Court Judge (Aussie equivalent of SCOTUS) and his new husband is a man.

Michael Kirby marries partner Johan van Vloten on 50th anniversary of first meeting



As far as weddings go, this one was a long time coming.

Exactly 50 years to the day since they first met, former High Court judge Michael Kirby has married his longtime partner Johan van Vloten in a civil ceremony in Sydney's Bondi Junction.

In an interview on Radio National ahead of the nuptials, Mr Kirby said the pair had met at The Rex Hotel one of Sydney's few gay venues in 1969.

"He came in at about quarter to nine and the relationship that was made that night lasted from that moment on really, and it's still going strong."

Celebrant Michelle Bailey told wedding guests that within weeks of the fateful meeting the pair had been introduced to, and accepted by, their respective families. Within a year, they had embarked on the first of two long overland trips to Europe in a Kombi van.

More: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-02-11/michael-kirby-marries-partner-50-years-after-first-meeting/10800442

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Mon Feb 11, 2019, 02:42 PM

1. Squee

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Mon Feb 11, 2019, 02:45 PM

2. awwwwwwwww.

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Mon Feb 11, 2019, 04:16 PM

3. Mazel Tov! To the happy couple

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Response to canetoad (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 04:59 PM

4. What a beautiful story! Thanks for sharing.

I thought my story was unusual (we married 16 years from the day we met, also in the city where we met, San Francisco).

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Mon Feb 11, 2019, 05:05 PM

5. Love is love and we need more of it.

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Mon Feb 11, 2019, 05:20 PM

6. That is so wonderful.

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Mon Feb 11, 2019, 05:28 PM

7. Perfect Story for Valentine's!

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