Gay Marriage Proposal at the White House

This weekend, active duty U.S. Marine Corps captain Matthew Phelps proposed to his partner, Ben Schock, in what might be a historical firstat the White House. Matthew Phelps (who maintains a WordPress blog here) wrote on his Facebook: “Such a special night surrounded by wonderful people in an amazing place, and the best is still yet to come with Ben Schock.”

The The American Military Partner Association congratulated the couple, sharing a photo of the proposal, which spread instantly. A Redditor shared the photo, remarking that they’d witnessed the first gay marriage proposal, and a clever commenter wondered if Daniel Craig and Jack McBrayer just got engaged. Handsome indeed.

“Ben and I are blown away by the amazing love and support we have received,” Phelps wrote in a later Facebook post. Best of luck to the happy couple. Engagement is an exciting time. Then you realize: there’s a wedding to plan. Summer vows? Better book now, fellas.

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