Lesbian wedding at West Point

December 2, 2012

in Bombs and rockets, Politics

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.

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. December 2, 2012 at 1:51 pm
oleh December 4, 2012 at 12:26 am

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.

. December 7, 2012 at 8:19 pm

California gay couples await U.S. Supreme Court ruling

Many Californians involved in the issue hold out hope that the high court will rule in favor of same-sex weddings.

oleh December 8, 2012 at 7:49 am

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.

Milan December 14, 2012 at 12:15 am

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.

. January 9, 2013 at 1:20 am

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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