First Same-Sex Couple Weds at West Point Chapel
BY Diane Anderson-Minshall
December 01 2012 2:07 PM ET
The first same-sex wedding ceremony is happening today at West Point's Cadet Chapel, according to USA Today. While the U.S. Military Academy previously hosted a same-sex wedding ceremony last week, this is the first in the Chapel.
Penelope Dara Gnesin and Brenda Sue Fulton are the lucky ladies to exchange vows, just about a year after President Obama ended the "don't ask, don't tell" policy.
Fulton is a 53-year-old West Point alum, communications director for Outserve, and the first out gay member of the West Point Board of Visitors. She confirmed for the newspaper yesterday that the wedding would take place in the chapel today. Her fiance, Gnesin, is a 52-year-old breast cancer survivor with multiple sclerosis, which is one of the reasons the women decided they could not wait any longer for their home state of New Jersey to legalize marriage equality.
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