Richard + John: A Love Story

Real life stories and the fight for gay marriage

Richard is 84 and John is 91. They’ve been together for 61 years, sharing a love of music, teaching and each other. If New York legalizes same-sex marriage, these two men plan to walk down the aisle, making their six-decade relationship legal in the city where they’ve lived their entire lives. We can’t think of a better reason to pass the legislation.

Here’s their story: