This piece was first published in The Times of Israel.
After a 47-year relationship, Lennie Gerber and Pearl Berlin finally got married.
For the lesbian couple, North Carolina residents, a wedding had always seemed something out of reach, especially after the state’s May 8, 2012 approval of a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.
But last Sunday they found themselves standing under a chuppah at Beth David Synagogue in Greensboro.
“My dream was always to be married before family, friends and community in a Jewish ceremony,” said Gerber, 77, who met Berlin in 1966 when Berlin hired her to work with her at Wayne State University in Detroit, where she was a professor.
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