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

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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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nonmember avatar krelia

Why does every randomy "gay" marriage have to be headlines again? Last I checked they were normal people.

Sierr... SierraLynn

That's so sweet!

SaphireH SaphireH

love this!!!!!!!!!

SaphireH SaphireH

really krelia, this could have been 2 straight people and would have made it because its at the white house, people like you are so depressing to have in this or straight im happy for them because they get to spend the rest of their  life with the person they are madly in love with 

nonmember avatar 1MAN1WOMAN

Leviticus 20:13 13 “‘And when a man lies down with a male the same as one lies down with a woman, both of them have done a detestable thing. They should be put to death without fail. Their own blood is upon them."

This country is going the way of Sodom ad Gomorrah.

Kasandra Osborn

umm. no. actually he makes me sad for my Country. What will we compromise on next?

nonmember avatar sue ellen

SaphireH, Hate to rain on your gay parade too but if this was a normal straight couple this would NOT have made headlines. It wasn't about being depressing either that was her view on it just as you have the right to express your view. it is people like you who make the world depressing because you feel the need to try and dictate comments

nonmember avatar Cheryl James

About time we allowed EVERYONE the same rights. Kasandra Osborne YOU make me sad.

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