by Dan Savage
on Tue, Dec 18, 2012 at 8:35 AM
This story is giving the rightwing haters a big sad:
U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Matthew Phelps made history Saturday at the home of his commander in chief. The 35-year-old active-duty officer proposed to his boyfriend, Ben Schock, 26, in the Grand Foyer of the White House at the end of a holiday tour. It’s believed to be the first time two gay men have gotten engaged inside the White House, and a first for an active-duty member of the U.S. military. A transgender man proposed to his partner in the East Room earlier this year. “Our first date was to the White House, so I wanted to propose to him there,” Phelps told ABC News. “When I got invited to the holiday tour—six months to the day that we had been there on our first date—it was way too much of a coincidence to pass up.”
First, congrats! Here's to many happy years together! Second, proposing after six months? Here's to a nice, long engagement!