Now you will feel no rain,
For each of you will be shelter for the other.
Now you will feel no cold, for each of you will be warmth for the other.
Now there is no more loneliness.
Now you are two persons,
But there is one life before you


This video clip is not about gay or straight relationships; it is about love between two people who love each other and who want to spend their lives and future together.

GetUp! in Australia released a commercial on November 24, 2011 from the perspective of one half of a gay couple in love. It builds to the big moment that they want legalized — a proposal to get married.


After 28 years together, Rose Pollard made good on her promise to marry Forrest Lunsway on his 100th birthday and become the oldest newlyweds in history.

The lovebirds met on December 18, 1983, at a Long Beach dance for seniors. Lunsway started visiting Pollard soon after, making the 40-mile trek from Cypress to Capistrano Beach frequently.

Pollard was no easy catch.

"I told him up front I had no intention of getting married. After a few years he asked me 'How come we never got married?' and I said, 'Because you never asked me.' So he got down on one knee and said, 'Well I'm asking you now, just set the date.' I told him, 'I'll marry you on your 100th birthday,'" Pollard told the Dana Point Times

Lunsway held her to her word.

At what was disguised as Lunsway's birthday party, the couple surprised guests with a wedding ceremony.

Pastor Sam Lewis officiated the moving ceremony, announcing that the day's theme was, "You're not done living until you're dead."

The mayor and other town officials were also present for the historic and romantic occasion.

The young-at-heart groom said the secret to staying young is to "just do what comes natural."

The bride said the secret to staying in love is "forgiveness, patience and saying I love you once in a while".

The pastor chimed in: "And get a Rose!"



Katherine Dimou, B.A., Dip.B.Admin., W.P.I.C.C.
Licensed Marriage Officiant & Wedding Day Coordinator


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