West Point hosts first wedding between 2 men

Posted on 05 Nov 2013 at 9:21am

200167982-001WEST POINT, N.Y. — West Point, the alma mater of some of the country’s most famous leaders, hosted its first marriage between two men Saturday.

Larry Choate III, class of 2009, married Daniel Lennox, class of 2007, before 20 guests, the Huffington Post reported. Choate, 27, taught Sunday school at the U.S. Military Academy’s Cadet Chapel and said he always thought of it as the place he would get married if he could.

West Point hosted two same-sex weddings of women in late 2012, more than a year after New York legalized gay marriage, but Saturday’s wedding was the first time two men wed at West Point.

“It’s maybe one more barrier that’s pushed over a little bit, or maybe one more glass ceiling that’s shattered that makes it easier for the next couple,” Choate said.

Choate and Lennox are out of the military and wore tuxedoes for the ceremony. Some of their guests were in uniform. The men didn’t know each other as cadets but met later through a friend.

Read a New York Times blog about the men and their wedding.

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