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Former Senator Harris Wofford to marry 40-year-old man

Written by The Associated Press | Apr 25, 2016 5:14 AM
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FILE- In this June 21, 2011, file photo, former Sen. Harris Wofford attends the National Building Museum for the Jefferson Awards for Public Service in Washington. Harris Wofford, 90, talks tenderly of his two loves -- his late wife Clare and his soon-to-be spouse Matthew Charlton -- in a New York Times opinion piece on Sunday, April 24, 2016. Clare died in January 1996. Harris and Carlton plan to marry April 30. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

(New York) -- Former Pennsylvania U.S. Senator Harris Wofford talks tenderly of his two loves -- his late wife Clare and his soon-to-be spouse Matthew Charlton - in a New York Times opinion piece.

The 90-year-old says in the Sunday piece it's been his good fortune to pair love with a best friend twice in life.

He says "too often, our society seeks to label people by pinning them on the wall - straight, gay or in between."

Wofford reflects on his life with his wife of 48 years - they had three children - and how he unexpectedly fell in love with Charlton five years after her death.

The former adviser to President John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. says he and the 40-year-old Charlton plan to marry April 30.

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