Gay Marine's Marriage Proposal at the White House Makes History (PHOTO)

marine proposalWhile President Obama surely had his hands full this weekend, his and First Lady Michelle Obama's home, the White House, set the stage for a terrifically romantic, groundbreaking moment. Active duty Marine Corps Capt. Matthew Phelps got down on one knee and proposed to his partner Ben Schock! And of course he said yes! Awwww!

The marriage proposal sent happy shockwaves all over social media, after a photo of the two getting engaged was shared by The American Military Partner Association (the nation's premier resource and support network for the partners and spouses of LGBT servicemembers and veterans). And Phelps himself had a few joyous thoughts of his own he posted on Facebook ... 


The Marine wrote on his Facebook page:

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

Love it! Talk about an amazing place to pop the question. And not only is the White House a place so rich with its own history, but Matthew and Ben managed to add another layer to its history by getting engaged there. Hopefully, that photo of them is one that will burn its way into our brains, kinda like the one of the sailor kissing the woman in Times Square after Word War II. Because it's an illustration of momentous progress we should be tremendously proud of -- and perpetually working to create.

Does this proposal make you proud of how far we've come?


Image via The American Military Partner Association/Facebook

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