A gay male couple together more than 20 years are the first to marry at a Veterans Home in Chula Vista, California.

John Banvard, a 95-year-old World War II veteran, and Gerard Nadeau, a 68-year-old Vietnam veteran, exchanged vows on Thursday at the V.A. Home where the two have lived together for the past three and a half years.

“It was something we wanted to do for a long time,” Banvard told San Diego ABC affiliate 10News. “After 20 years, we decided we wanted to get married but we had to wait until the Supreme Court said it was OK.”

A few fellow residents objected to the ceremony and contacted the controversial Westboro Baptist Church, which coined the phrase “God hates fags,” in an attempt to derail the wedding. However, none of those who objected attended the brief wedding.