A lesbian couple in Iowa, US has finally cemented their union after more than 7 decades together.

Vivian Boyack, 91, and Alice Dubes, 90, have gotten married after being in a relationship since 1942.

The women are said to have met in their hometown of Yale, Iowa, and in 1947, they moved to Davenport to set up their home.

Metro UK reports that Reverend Linda Hunsaker, who presided over the long-awaited ceremony, told the couple and their guests:

‘This is a celebration of something that should have happened a very long time ago.’

Speaking about their relationship, Vivian said that it had taken a lot of love and hard work, while Alice simply said: ‘We’ve had a good time.’