They met at a New Year’s party in San Francisco in 1958. Saturday, nearly 54 years later, they wed.
It wasn’t the lack of commitment that kept them from tying the knot; they had persevered through thick and thin for more than half a century.
Rather, it was the fact that until Washington voters last month reaffirmed allowing same-sex marriage, the state wouldn’t recognize their marital union.
So, it was with more than the usual acclaim from friends and neighbors that John McCluskey and Rudy Henry said “I do” Saturday afternoon.