Nearly a year after it hosted its first
lesbian wedding, West Point on Saturday will play host to its first
wedding between two men.
The men are West Point graduates Larry
Choate III, class of 2009, and Daniel Lennox, class of 2007.
The couple will marry at the U.S.
Military Academy's Cadet Chapel in New York.
“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 was
quoted as saying by
the AP on Friday.
Last December, Brenda Sue Fulton and
Penelope Gnesis became the first gay couple to marry at the Cadet
Chapel. Fulton, a West Point graduate, serves as a presidential
appointee to the West Point Board of Visitors and played a prominent
role in the repeal of “Don't Ask, Don't Tell.”
Choate, 27, and Lennox, 28, stressed
that their wedding would be like that of any other couple wed in the
“It's going to be just like every
other wedding there,” Choate said, “except probably a lot smaller
and no bride.”