Father marries son after so many years of staying together


Norman MacArthur, 74, and Bill Novak, 76, were married in Pennsylvania on Sunday. The couple, who has been together since their 20s, registered as domestic partners in New York City in 1994. In 2000, they moved to Erwinna, Penn., where
domestic partnerships are not legally recognized. Therefore, the only way for the couple to obtain legal rights for hospital visitation and inheritance was for Novak to adopt MacArthur as his son.

However, they faced a further challenge as the state legally saw the couple as father and son. The adoption decree was eventually vacated to the joy of the couple and the pair simply became two single men now allowed to marry. MacArthur said: “The courtroom burst into applause. I burst into tears. After months of investigating ways that we could do this and finally having the decision coming down in our favor, I’m still walking 3 feet above the ground.”…… MacArthur promises nt to cheat on Bill till death……

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