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Fri Apr 27, 2012, 04:20 PM

EXCLUSIVE: Gay Marine says I do on base; a first

EXCLUSIVE: Gay Marine says I do on base; a first

Photos: James Freeman (c) LGBT Weekly

EXCLUSIVE

Balloons, signs, tears, and joy may not be unusual sights on military bases when family and friends await their returning veteranís safe return home from a long deployment, but a wedding proposal by a boyfriend to his Marine boyfriend is. Thatís what happened Tuesday at Camp Pendleton, when San Diego resident, Cory Huston, himself a Navy veteran once assigned to the Marines as a hospital corpsman asked Marine Avarice Guerrero to marry him. It is believed to be the first proposal of marriage and engagement between two gay men Ė not to mention two war vets Ė on a US military base. In an exclusive, San Diego LGBT Weekly was there to photograph the historic proposal.

April 24, under a bright Southern California sky at Camp Pendletonís Camp Del Mar near Oceanside, Calif., a full two hours before his boyfriendís return from the badlands of Afghanistan, Cory Huston waited nervously. Huston, who was discharged under the former Donít Ask Donít Tell policy, chain smoked as he rehearsed the simple proposal he would deliver when Guerrero would arrive.

He told LGBT Weekly that by popping the question, and assuming Guerrero would say yes, he would not only be changing his and his beauís lives forever, but also the landscape of marriage among gay servicemembers.

ďThis is a huge step for me,Ē Huston said while pacing and scanning the crowd of fellow friends and family members of returning Marines.

http://lgbtweekly.com/2012/04/26/gay-marine-says-i-do-on-base-a-first/

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 04:23 PM

1. A marine married a navy guy?!?!

What is the world coming to?

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Response to xchrom (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 04:35 PM

2. How DARE they have a...

...mixed marriage!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 04:36 PM

3. This sets a historic precedent

a precedent that will - I hope - lend acceptability and legitimacy to the concept of same-sex marriage in less-enlightened corners of the nation.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 04:43 PM

4. How can anyone look at them so happy together

and begrudge them a life together?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 05:01 PM

5. K&R !!! n/t

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