Gay Marriage

Marine Makes Same-Sex Marriage Proposal in White House

It's a very touching and long-awaited moment

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As 2012 ushers out a landmark year for gay rights in America — including the election of the first openly gay Senator and the passing of gay marriage bills in three more states — one couple is ushering in viral fame after a wedding proposal for the record books.

On Saturday night, a Marine became the first to propose to his same-sex partner at the heart of American politics: inside the White House. U.S. Marine Corps captain Matthew Phelps popped the question to his partner Ben Schock white they toured the White House last weekend. It's thought to be the first same-sex couple proposal at the presidential property, and certainly the first by an active member of the military.