West Point on Saturday hosted the
wedding of two men, a first for the military academy.
The men are West Point graduates Larry
Choate III, class of 2009, and Daniel Lennox, class of 2007.
The couple married at the U.S. Military
Academy's Cadet Chapel in New York.
Chaplain Cynthia Lindenmeyer officiated
the ceremony before roughly 20 guests.
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.” A second lesbian
couple also exchanged vows in the chapel last year. 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 was
quoted as saying by
the AP on Friday.
Choate, 27, and Lennox, 28, met after
leaving the academy through a mutual friend.