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These 5 same-sex couples found love against all odds

Joseph McCormick January 21, 2017
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Sometimes it is the love that overcomes all odds which is the last to be recognised.

These couples all found each other despite sometimes having to battle all odds to be together.

Their love is special and PinkNews looks at 5 couples who have fought to find each other, sometimes to happy and sometimes to tragic ends.

5. These ‘The Bachelor’ contestants who opted for each other than the bachelor…

Maybe not against all odds, but this couple certainly did break expectations.

Megan Marx and Tiffany Scanlon both competed in the 2016 season of the show in Australia, but last year revealed on Instagram that they had found more chemistry with each other than with the Bachelor himself, Richie Strahan.

Fair enough!

4. This heartwrenching couple who found each other as GIs stationed in North Africa during WWII

Long before gay people were openly accepted in the US military, this couple beat all odds to be together.

The story is bittersweet, however, as Brian Keith writes the letter to Dave, a fellow GI, who sadly never made it home.

The moving letter was written on their anniversary and ends “sleep well my love”.

3. This lesbian couple from North Carolina who have been together for 50 years

Sometimes people need to hear a positive story to hear that everything will be alright in the end.

And this one comes out of North Carolina, where a bill recently written into law, restricts the rights of LGBT people and gags those who try to enshrine protections into law.

Meanwhile in the state, this couple who have been together over 50 years, recently celebrated their first wedding anniversary.

Ellen ‘Lennie’ Gerber and Pearl Berlin have campaigned for equality for decades, and fell deeply in love after a brief meeting more than 50 years ago.

Despite marrying in Maine in 2013, their union was not recognised in North Carolina at first, but they fought, and won a lawsuit.

2.Lesbian nuns who revoked their vows, fell in love and got married

The pair met whilst doing missionary work.

Two former Catholic nuns who renounced their vows after falling in love with each other have married.

The pair tied the knot in Italy, following the country’s decision to pass a new civil union bill, which legalises same-sex unions .

Federica and Isabel fell in love three years during a mission in South America.

1.Gay Syrian refugee couple reunited after being settled 2500 miles apart

Two gay Syrian refugees who were torn apart during resettlement have finally been reunited.

Nader and Omar had separately fled from the war from Syria, finding temporary sanctuary in Istanbul, Turkey.

However, they found more than peace in Istanbul – they found each other, meeting in a gay club in the city and striking it off.

After they were resettled thousands of miles apart, they eventually found each other again for a truly heartwarming happy ending.

Related topics: couple, lesbian, marriage

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