Skip to comments.Couple says 'I do' in first gay union on U.S. military base
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 theres 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.
Its 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 dont have to live in fear.
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Obama and his HOMOS have RUINED our once fine military!!! RUINED IT!!! DISGUSTING!!
Wonder if the Gays will get in on this action too?
Hmmm, let’s see, homosexuals are allowed to ‘marry’ on a United States Military Base, dishonoring everyone and everything imaginable.
Fred Phelps and his merry band of lunatic protestors are constantly screaming about homosexuality destroying this Nation and call for God to exercise Judgment upon America.
Amazing ain’t it?
Won’t be long before the homos start demanding that church, The Bible and prayers to God be banned in the military because it offends them—just wait.
This has got to change. They are going to go on to transvestite rights and then to the elimination of all military chaplains and on-base churches.
If Romney and/or the Republican congress walk back these orders, the media will go insane but the American public will back them up.
I hope somebody in the Republican party is developing a strategry for walking this back, these privileges given to 3% of the population, and probably much, much less of the military population.
It’s going to destroy morale not only among active-duty but among their wives/husbands and dependants. Nobody is going to go to military events any more with these lesbo/gay couples right out in front crying Look at me! Look at me!
But then, maybe destroying morale is what it’s all about.
I forget the name of the Obama-appointed head of the VA cewmetery in Houston that demanded a copy of the graveside oration when a vet was being buried, and then demanded that all references to God and Jesus Christ be eliminated.
So in effect, she ambushed them with her illegal ‘rule’ when they were entering the gtraveyard.
They had to get a lawyer, who stopped her, but then later another vet out of curiosity accompanied another funeral cortege a week or so later, and by God she did it again.
She’s from Chicago, an Obama appointee.
Is there a candidate out there who is opposed to homosexuals in the military?
Only a significant drop in recruitment and retention will reverse this nonsense. Decent people need to shun the military.
There is a better chance of winning the Powerball lottery than Romney reinstating DADT.
Willard the RINO said during the debates that the repeal of DADT was fine with him and it was now “settled law”.
He’ll be a little better than Obama on protecting religious freedoms, but don’t expect much. And let’s not forget that George W. Bush had more open homosexuals in his administration than Bill Clinton did. I can remember his creepy AIDs czar being appointed, standing beside him was the smirking Laura Bush like she loved it to death. And of courser since Bush left office Laura Bush has told the world she was always pro-abortion and believes in queer “marriage”.
“I hope somebody in the Republican party is developing a strategry for walking this back,”
I would hope so too, but I doubt it; the GOP-E is aligned with the Democraps on social issues.
No kidding. The pictures made me throw up a little bit in my mouth.
$10 will get you $20 that the so called "Navy Chaplain" is a Rug Doctor.
Nothing like the mentally retarded running the military. At least if the military is ever turned on We the People we won’t be facing serious warriors. They queers are more interested in perverted casual sex than fighting a war.
These people have a special place in hell waiting for them—unbelievable.
Sadly, it’s already happening......:(
Emperor Barrack “Caligula” Obama is destroying America from within, while simultaneously weakening its ability to defend itself from external threats. His every action is aimed at fulfilling his promise to “fundamentally transform America”. It is now clear that he wants to transform America into a socialist backwater.
Obama and his senior brass butt men have ruined our military...
Couple? The couple of sodomites that blantantly rebel against their Father’s instruction.
Anal sex -what a noble pursuit these faggots embody. Their legacy is NOTHING but self destruction.
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.
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.