In his article for the New York Times, the widower said that in 70 years, and he could not think that you will find a new love and married again. However, five years later, he unexpectedly fell in love with 25-year-old young man.

According to Wofford, he does not consider himself gay or straight, and just was happy after his wife's death to find love a second time. "I don't classify yourself on the gender of the person I love. I've had half a century of marriage with a wonderful woman, and now I was lucky again to find happiness," said the ex-Senator.

Wofford writes that he is happy to live up to times, which allowed same-sex marriages. As recalled by a former Senator, last year the U.S. Supreme court officially legalized them across the country.

The historic decision was taken by five judges of the Supreme court by a margin of just one vote. Commenting on it, chief justice Anthony Kennedy stated that the right to marry a person of same sex is guaranteed by the us Constitution. At the same time, many conservative-minded citizens of the country accepted the verdict of the court a hostile reception.

Harris Wofford was born in 1926. In the early 1960s, he served as adviser on human rights under the President of the USA John Kennedy.

In 1986 he was for some time headed a branch of the Democratic party in Pennsylvania, and from 1991 to 1995 he represented this state in the Senate.