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The gold wedding band – a circle with no beginning or end – fashioned from one of the earth’s ‘noble’ metals for its ability to withstand corrosion – has long stood as a symbol of eternal love between husband and wife. In 1970, Francesca Curtis and Phyllis Papps exchanged such rings, declaring their faithful commitment to each other at a time when homosexuality was still a criminal act for men. It would be the beginning of a lifelong love affair that would see the two women spend 48 years together as devoted partners.
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