Sunday, September 18, 2011

Couple Celebrates 25 Years Together

FREDERICK, Md. -- The bride wore white, and her groom was all smiles as she walked down the aisle Saturday, escorted by her father. The couple exchanged rings and vows of commitment, and enjoyed their first dance.
However, the couple, Jeanne Waters and Charles Wisner of Frederick, are not your average bride and groom. They both have Down syndrome, and because of their developmental disabilities are unable to marry legally.
But on Saturday, they were joined together in a commitment ceremony held at the Scott Key Center, where they met and became boyfriend and girlfriend 25 years ago. The center is a division of the Frederick County Health Department that provides jobs for people with developmental disabilities.

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