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US Marine Corps captain proposes to his boyfriend in the White House

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  1. such a lovely story! and it’s nice to see it was met with smiles from the other people around them! i wish them both the best of luck for the future :)

  2. Let’s hope the Supreme Court rules the DOMA illegal

  3. Absolutely beautiful, touching and profound. Many congrats to the happy couple.
    And thank you, Obama. You’re still my hero.

  4. Pavlos Prince of Greece 17 Dec 2012, 10:49pm

    I wish, my secret boy friend make the same – then I will have my coming out and engagement/marriage on the same day. P.S. Both incredible handsome men!……………………………!

  5. I hope that is a sign DOMA will be history soon.

  6. Congratulations! It’s nice to read a story where the surname “Phelphs” leaves you with a feeling of positivity.

    1. Sorry… Phelps!

  7. What a beautiful story. Makes a change to see something so positive. I wish both men a long and happy future. X

  8. Jock S. Trap 18 Dec 2012, 9:38am

    Excellent. What a great story.

    Congrats to Matthew and Ben!! :)

  9. Way to go boys! Good luck.

  10. Robert in S. Kensington 18 Dec 2012, 2:30pm

    Maybe soon we’ll see the same happening in the halls of Parliament! Now that will send the Tory bigots into a nosedive.

    Beautiful story though, congrats to both.

  11. Aussie Gay Activist Paul Mitchell 19 Dec 2012, 11:19am

    Congratulations to you both, in the Whitehouse with a Black President who is an advocate on our side that fully supports full gay marriage and anti-discrimination legislation (ENDA). I wish the SCOTUS will stop “bugger rising around” and declare DOMA unconstitutional – because the Clinton-era 1996 is CLEARLY bigoted, outdated, discriminatory, unconstitutional in terms of being in favour of opposite-sex marriage and banning same-sex marriage. Also the 1996 law goes against states right to regulate marriage and not the federal governments to determine!

    Since same-sex marriage is currently legal in 11 jurisdictions in the US – the federal government has an OBLIGATION to recognise this marriage!

    When Congress starts again next year, the “Respect For Marriage Act” needs to get re-introduced again along with ENDA (Employment And Non Discrimination Act)! But then again chances are both bills will never pass anyway – because the Taliban Republicans control the lower house of Congress!

  12. Aussie Gay Activist Paul Mitchell 19 Dec 2012, 11:31am

    For a Christmas present, I wish I had a US Marine in my bedroom to sleep with! US Marines are as sexy as hell and I love a man in uniform!

    Here in Australia most men (especially Tony Abbott who is the opposition leader and tipped to win the Australian National Elections in late 2013) are UGLY, DRUNK and STUPID! My own country is a total embarrassment after the prank call from a radio station to the Hospital in the UK where a nurse killed herself, we’re a stupid driver was caught doing 256 kph on the Hume Highway who 5 times over the limit, road rage incidents caught on camera in Brisbane! Also the Australian army covering-up rape and sexual assault investigations that were covered-up!

    Not forgetting that we here in Australia will soon be the only western nation on earth that still bans same sex marriages!

    Yes we have some stupid, dumb, drunk and racist people here in Australia and the soon ear I leave this country the better – my country has gone to “hell in a hand basket!”

    1. As a fellow Australian… I can agree with you there. What happened to Australia in the last 20-30 years.
      It use to be such a nice place but it now seems to be filled with self centred, selfish, greedy people.
      Our politicians can’t run the country, they spend all their time bickering like five year olds. There is no
      leadership and all the politicians can think about is the next popularity poll. I really think people in this
      country should get wise to themselves… don’t even know why people want to come here…
      Australia is a great country… pity about the people!

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