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This lesbian love story is the cutest thing you will see all day

Meka Beresford October 23, 2016

The sweetest love story has been shared with the world, and you’re going to need some tissues.

Lennie Gerber and Pearl Berlin are a lesbian couple who’ve been together for 50 years, but were unable to marry for a long time because of restricting laws.

Finally, after 47 years of partnership the couple were able to marry but it didn’t come without a fight.

The pair moved to North Carolina in the 1970’s, and had a happy life there where they were accepted by neighbours and the community.

Lennie and Pearl always wanted to marry in their home state, but when North Carolina banned same sex marriage in 2012, they decided to actively campaign for their rights.

Lennie, a lifelong attorney, wasn’t going to leave her home or wait for the Federal decision to be made in Washington, D.C. where same sex marriage was already legal.

She said: “Even if the Court strikes down Section 3 of DOMA, I believe that the state of domicile will still come in to play.”

The couple are now happy together and are campaigning for people to vote, and abolish the HB2 bill, which is why they shared their beautiful love story.

Despite it taking years to legalise their marriage, the couple don’t regret staying in North Carolina.

“We couldn’t have picked a better place. Our neighbours over the years have been wonderful. The day we became legal in NC it’s amazing, we are so lucky.”

“We are in love and we tell each other that every day.”

The video was created in conjunction with Equality NC and the Human Rights Campaign in a bid to persuade NC citizens to vote. You can watch Lennie and Pearl’s full story here:

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