Harris Wofford, a Pennsylvania Democrat who served in the U.S. Senate between 1991 and 1995 – and who was married to a woman named Clare for 48 years, before she died in 1996 from leukemia – announced via an op-ed in the New York Times he had found love again and was set to marry, this time to a man 50 years his junior. “Too often, our society seeks to label people by pinning them on the wall – straight, gay or in between,” he wrote, in a piece entitled, “Finding Love Again, This Time With a Man,” in the New York Times. “I don’t categorize myself based on the gender of those I love. I had a half-century of marriage with a wonderful woman, and now am lucky for a second time to have found happiness.”

His new love, which he described as developing from a friendship forged on the beach in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is named Matthew Charlton, age 40. “As we talked, I was struck by Matthew’s inquisitive and thoughtful manner and his charm,” Wofford wrote. “I knew he was somebody I would enjoy getting to know. We were decades apart in age with far different professional interests, yet we clicked.” FULL REPORT