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Couple says 'I do' in first gay union on U.S. military base
http://www.nydailynews.com ^ | July 19, 2012 | Erik Ortiz

Posted on 07/19/2012 2:16:27 PM PDT by NKP_Vet

When Tech. Sgt. Erwynn Umali and civilian Will Behrens wanted to seal their commitment in a civil union in New Jersey, they chose a venue that nine months ago would have been unthinkable: a military base.

The grooms said their vows on June 23 before 150 guests at the chapel at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst — the first time a civil union or gay wedding has been held in such a facility in the United States.

While the couple says there’s still a larger battle to be won before they can live in true domestic bliss, they hope the significance of that ceremony will not be lost on others in the military who want to live openly.

“It’s a struggle that Will and I have gone through and so many people are going through,” Umali, an active-duty serviceman in the Air Force, told the Daily News on Wednesday. “Now I can introduce Will as my partner or my husband instead of my friend or my boyfriend. We don’t have to live in fear.”

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To: NKP_Vet

Couple? The couple of sodomites that blantantly rebel against their Father’s instruction.


21 posted on 07/20/2012 9:15:28 AM PDT by veracious
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To: NKP_Vet
“It’s a struggle that Will and I have gone through and so many people are going through,”

Anal sex -what a noble pursuit these faggots embody. Their legacy is NOTHING but self destruction.

22 posted on 07/20/2012 10:04:11 AM PDT by DBeers (†)
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To: mkjessup

Actually, the article says they had a “union.” They weren’t “married.”

On a related note a friend told me the other day his daughter “married” her girlfriend. I said, “no she didn’t.” They merely had a civil union.


23 posted on 07/20/2012 11:40:54 AM PDT by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: subterfuge

civil unions are not even real. Civil union is what the law calls a marriage.

It is a “commitment ceremony”, meaningless under the statutes and common laws.


24 posted on 07/20/2012 4:18:28 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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