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Christopher & Robert: Saying ‘I do,’ helping animals, too

Christopher Mitchell and Robert Keller

Christopher Mitchell and Robert Keller met more than a decade ago when the couple shared a brief romance. But things were not meant to be. At least, not back then.

“We parted ways back in 2001,” Mitchell says. “We were not old enough for that kind of commitment. We did not see each other for a little over a decade.”

And what a difference a decade can make. Almost by happenstance, the two met again for a lunch date and fell head-over-heels in love a little over two years ago, Mitchell says.

The couple decided to marry and drove to Washington, D.C., where same-sex marriages can be legally performed. They tied the knot in a small, private ceremony on Dec. 28, 2012.