k-bigpicWest Point, NY – Two West Point graduates were joined in matrimony last Saturday and broke new ground as the military academy’s first wedding between two men.

Larry Choate III of class 2009 married Daniel Lennox of class 2007 in a ceremony attended by 20 guests.

Choate, 27, teaches Sunday school at the US Military Academy’s Cadet Chapel and said he always thought of it as the place where he would get married.

Two other same-sex weddings of women in late 2012 also took place in West Point, a year after gay marriage was legalized in New York. But this Saturday’s wedding is the first time two men were married at West Point. Chaplain Cynthia Lindenmeyer presided over the ceremony.

Choate says, “It’s maybe one more barrier that’s pushed over a little bit or maybe one more glass ceiling that’s shattered that makes it easier for the next couple.

Choate and Lennox are both out of the military and wore tuxedos. Some guests opted to stay in uniform.

Lennox, 28, is currently working on getting his master’s degree in business administration at Harvard University. Meanwhile, Choate is applying to Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.

The couple did not know each other as cadets but met through a friend.

Source: Huffington Post