Years after wife's death, 90-year-old former senator to marry a man

Years after wife's death, 90-year-old former senator to marry a man


Wofford says in his letter that he is thankful for the Supreme Court's decision to strengthen "the dignity of marriage" by striking down the Defense of Marriage Act.

"Too often, our society seeks to label people by pinning them on the wall — straight, gay or in between," he adds in the New York Times piece. "I had a half-century of marriage with a wonderful woman, and now am lucky for a second time to have found happiness."

Wofford spent a large part of his career fighting for civil rights. He served as a special assistant for John F. Kennedy and advised Martin Luther King Jr. during the civil rights movement.