Lesbian wedding at West Point

This is encouraging:

A West Point first: Chapel hosts same-sex wedding

“Penelope Gnesin and Brenda Sue Fulton, a West Point graduate, exchanged vows in the regal church in an afternoon ceremony, attended by about 250 guests and conducted by a senior Army chaplain.

The ceremony was the second same-sex wedding at West Point. Last weekend, two of Fulton’s friends, a young lieutenant and her partner, were married in another campus landmark, the small Old Cadet Chapel in West Point’s cemetery.”

I once spent a week at West Point for a conference and found the people there to be unusually level-headed and concerned about ethical issues.

Author: Milan

In the spring of 2005, I graduated from the University of British Columbia with a degree in International Relations and a general focus in the area of environmental politics. In the fall of 2005, I began reading for an M.Phil in IR at Wadham College, Oxford. Outside school, I am very interested in photography, writing, and the outdoors. I am writing this blog to keep in touch with friends and family around the world, provide a more personal view of graduate student life in Oxford, and pass on some lessons I've learned here.

6 thoughts on “Lesbian wedding at West Point”

  1. What progress towards tolerance during my lifetime – from outright ban to don’t ask, don’t tell to two open gay marriage ceremonies at West Point.

  2. Although the Canadian wedding industry have been the beneficiaries of US states not allowing same-sex marriage, I hope that that the US Supreme Court in its strong tradition of support of civil rights will rule in favour of same-sex marriage.

  3. The practical benefits of marriage (for instance, hospital visitation rights) are fairly considerable. Having all American gay couples who wish to do so be able to wed would create a lot more benefit than what is associated with Canada’s marriage tourism trade, I would expect.

    When we take into account the intangible benefits associated with the absence of discrimination, the case in favour of marriage equality in the United States is even stronger.

  4. National Cathedral to perform same-sex weddings
    January 09, 2013 05:07 GMT

    By BRETT ZONGKER Associated Press

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington National Cathedral, where the nation gathers to mourn tragedies and celebrate new presidents, will soon begin performing same-sex marriages.

    Cathedral officials tell The Associated Press that the church will be among the first Episcopal congregations to implement a new rite of marriage. The church will announce its new policy Wednesday.

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