Skip to comments.With repeal of Ďdonít ask, donít tell,í couple says 'I do' in first gay union on U.S. military base
Posted on 07/19/2012 2:22:18 PM PDT by Zakeet
Tech. Sgt. Erwynn Umali, 34, and civilian Will Behrens, 35, held their wedding at the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in N.J. in June
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.
At their wedding last month, Umali wore his Air Force uniform, Behrens dressed in a tux.
Navy Chaplain Kay Reeb, of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, officiated the union.
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Faggot First Class, you may kiss your bride.
Who is the third party candidate you will vote for?
“Only a significant drop in recruitment and retention will result in DADT or a ban on homosexuals to be reinstated.”
Not gonna happen. The politicians have identified the path to career success in the military as being pro-homosexual. The brass will throw themselves at it will full vigor.
One thing I learned working with the military is never get between the nose of a careerist and the butt of their commander. And if you ever wonder if most military officers would give the order to fire on American civilians, keep that in mind.
Oh no, a hate filled comment, whatever shall I do???
Agreed. Has been for some time actually, at least since January 22, 1973. My respect for veterans is still there, but current support the military type threads get a barf alert from me.
my $ was on the chapel with the new Muzzie room at Quantico.
I remember when they drilled it into your head that wearing the uniform to subversive activities was grounds for discharge.
My, how times have changed and I’m glad I got out when I did.
“Its time for decent people to exit the military. Only a significant drop in recruitment and retention will result in DADT or a ban on homosexuals to be reinstated.”
Why is that? Is this because leftist have inflirated the ranks of our politicians and leaving them as covert agents of the left pretending to be republicans yet unwilling to seriously push the conservative agenda while also being unwilling to undo the damage their leftist democrats have done?
I honestly care less and less for Washington every day. I just want my freedom, and I no longer see them as anything but a growing threat to that end.
If the military allows this then they should do away with their fraternatization rules and stop punishing members who have affaires. Polygamy should also be allowed as well as transgendered individuals. If the military is going to open doors to gays it should open them for all right???
Sadly i wouldn’t encourage anyone to join this military now since winning wars isn’t the goal being pro-gay is the goal.
Sadly this is the truth about much of the Federal army, air-force, and navy. Honor, and patriotism probably does indeed take a distant backseat to the Government paycheck.
I do not believe many in our modern military would shy away from becoming the oppressive tool of a tyrant against their own people. I do not even think the laws of congress would stop most of them.
We have in the Federal Military the tool of a monster, it is in my opinion only a matter of time before that tool is used against us.
I stopped being active in ELCA a number of years ago because I had an inkling it’s world was going to be like the display of this ‘marriage’. The lowering of biblical conscience standards started in the 1960s.
We can thank the only fudgepacker p-resident in history for allowing this abomination.
sick of the pussyfooting around...
you're an obamey supporter and voter....period...not coloring it around the edges or obfuscationg the subject....
obammey supporter...obammey supporter!
uh...would you please not lump "women" in with faggots like "women" is a dirty word...
my mother served in the Navy nurse corp during WW2 and she wore her uniform proudly....and went on to have 6 kids....
The commie DemocRATS have finally done something they have ALWAYS wanted to do. Turn the U.S. military into a freak show. It’s one of the “dreams” from Barry’s “father”. (Whoever the hell that is.)
I am so dismayed by how far our country has fallen. Turning our back on God has consequences that we ARE reaping as a nation.
FAGOT HOMOS! I am equally concerned over the military whusses that participated in giving this fagot a military sword salute. The lowest form of immoral depravity is when God gives them over to their own reprobate, sinful choice as homos or lesbians. Eternal udgement from God is the next & final step. Romans 1:18-32.
NO decent people need to stay in - ONLY 2% of the population is gay - we need to quit acting like it’s half...
You quoted words from someone else’s comment as mine. As for feminism/romanticism/progressivism, though, it will go out with the rest of the social trash after the default process caused by it.