Talk about awkward!
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Tears are dripping from our eyeballz because a gay proposal between an active Marine Captain IN the White House is a seminal moment in our nation's history!!
Over the weekend, U.S. Marine Corps Captain Matthew Phelps surprised boyfriend Ben Schock during a holiday tour of the White House when he bent down on one knee and asked Ben for his hand in marriage (above)!
And, in front of numerous snapping cameras, Ben said YES!
This is the FIRST EVER gay marriage proposal to take place within the walls of The White House!
BUT unfortunately, because of the Defense of Marriage Act, the Department of Defense cannot legally recognize their union.
"As a same-sex military spouse, Ben won't be entitled to the same rights and privileges as opposite-sex married spouses. We won't be allowed base housing, he won't be entitled to health care coverage, and he won't officially be allowed to accompany me if I am stationed overseas, which is what I am expecting after I graduate from Marine Corps University in May."
We only hope that come summer 2013 this ridiculous, intolerant prohibition is eliminated.
It's time people stop wasting energy on trying to deny rights to same-sex couples so that we can focus on more pressing matters…
Like a peaceful, sustainable, prospering future world, for starters!
Check out another picture from Matthew's surprise proposal (below)!
[Image via Facebook.]