U.S. Marine’s Proposal is First Ever Engagement of a Gay Couple at The White House

A U.S. Marine’s recent proposal to his boyfriend made history as the first ever engagement of a gay couple at the White House. U.S. Marine Corps captain Matthew Phelps proposed to his boyfriend Ben Schock when they were visiting the monument. The event was not only historical but also heartfelt when Ben said “Yes!”

Historical White House Engagement

Afterward, Phelps posted on his Facebook:

Such a special night surrounded by wonderful people in an amazing place, and the best is still yet to come with Ben Schock. Thanks for all the wonderful greetings and messages, and thanks to Barack Obama and Michelle Obama for lending us your home for the occasion! 

This wonderful engagement illustrates the progress we are making.  The repeal of the military’s don’t ask, don’t tell, same-sex marriage is legal in a few states, and the President has voiced his approval of marriage equality.

There is still a ways to go but we are headed in the right direction. Read more about this great story in an article by Madeline Davies, here.

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