Drew Bosee, 68, and Nino Esposito, 78, have been together for 45 years.
Believing same-sex marriage would never become legal in their lifetime, the Pennsylvania couple searched for an alternative means to become a family.
In 2012, to avoid discriminatory laws around things like inheritance taxes and hospital visitation rights, Esposito, a retired teacher, adopted his partner, Bosee, a former writer.
Legally, the couple are now father and son.
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But since gay marriage became legal in their state last year (and the Supreme Court decided banning same-sex marriage in the US was unlawful this year), they are keen to get married.