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At 12:01 this morning, the U.S. military’s controversial "Don’t ask, don’t tell" policy was suspended after being on the books for more than a decade and a half. Gay and lesbian members of the military are now allowed to serve openly, and will no longer be discharged from service for their sexual orientation.
One same-sex couple in Duxbury, Vermont, wanted to be a part of this historic moment, and decided to tie the knot in an official military wedding right after the stroke of midnight. iReporter Mark Collier, a staff photographer at a local newspaper, attended the event and took these photos.
“I'm stunned that we've wasted our time as a country arguing about this,” he said about "Don’t ask, don’t tell." “Who cares who marries whom? Let people be happy.”
Navy Lt. Gary Ross and his partner, Dan Swenzy, took their vows at the Moose Meadow Lodge in a small ceremony with family and friends, presided over by Justice of the Peace Greg Trulson. Best wishes to the happy newlyweds!
If you're a same-sex military couple who just got hitched, or are planning to do so now that "Don't ask, don't tell" has ended, we want to hear from you -- share your story with iReport.
Since he obviously came out prior to midnight he violated the regulations. He should receive a letter of reprimand or letter of admonishment to have in his permanent record. If a military member was caught drinking the day before their 21st birthday they would be punished.
Oh, whatever. What a historical moment, congratulations to you both!
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hope u guys have a blessed marriage. But my question is that how are they going to give birth ??????????????
i want t work with CNN but the problem is that am a Ghanaian. please help me achieve my dreams.
@ Nti. who is going to bless this marriage? Blessings come from God and God says in his word that people who practice sin will not inherit the kingdom of Heaven. People need to wake up and instead of just trying to be "happy" realize that one day we all will die and God will judge us all according to his word.
News Flash - it's not a marriage; that's between a man and a woman. It iss a civil union. Try as you might, you can't make it something it isn't. I do hope they're happy together.
Congratulations guys! It is good to know that the US is finally giving more people the rights they deserve!