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With repeal of Ďdonít ask, donít tell,í couple says 'I do' in first gay union on U.S. military base
New York Daily News ^ | July 19, 2012 | Erik Ortiz

Posted on 07/19/2012 2:22:18 PM PDT by Zakeet

Tech. Sgt. Erwynn Umali, 34, and civilian Will Behrens, 35, held their wedding at the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in N.J. in June

When Tech. Sgt. Erwynn Umali and civilian Will Behrens wanted to seal their commitment in a civil union in New Jersey, they chose a venue that nine months ago would have been unthinkable: a military base.

The grooms said their vows on June 23 before 150 guests at the chapel at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst — the first time a civil union or gay wedding has been held in such a facility in the United States.

While the couple says there’s still a larger battle to be won before they can live in true domestic bliss, they hope the significance of that ceremony will not be lost on others in the military who want to live openly.

“It’s a struggle that Will and I have gone through and so many people are going through,” Umali, an active-duty serviceman in the Air Force, told the Daily News on Wednesday. “Now I can introduce Will as my partner or my husband instead of my friend or my boyfriend. We don’t have to live in fear.”

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At their wedding last month, Umali wore his Air Force uniform, Behrens dressed in a tux.

Navy Chaplain Kay Reeb, of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, officiated the union.

(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: absolutemorals; barf; duplicate; fags; fdrq; gaywedding; homosexualagenda; military; moralabsolutes; notbreakingnews; shammarriage; sodom; worldisgoingbonkers
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There wasn't enough room to post the obligatory barf alert in the headline ... sorry.

1 posted on 07/19/2012 2:22:24 PM PDT by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

It’s time for decent people to exit the military. Only a significant drop in recruitment and retention will result in DADT or a ban on homosexuals to be reinstated.


2 posted on 07/19/2012 2:25:05 PM PDT by Kazan (Mitt Romney: The greater of two evils)
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To: Zakeet

Disgraceful and sickening.


3 posted on 07/19/2012 2:25:48 PM PDT by Godebert (NO PERSON EXCEPT A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN!)
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To: Zakeet
Sickness on parade.
4 posted on 07/19/2012 2:26:33 PM PDT by lormand (A Government who robs Peter to pay Paul, will always have the support of Paul)
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To: Kazan

At times I regret getting out after 4 years back in the early 90s but staying really wasn’t practical for many reasons but seeing stuff like this makes me glad I didn’t hang around.


5 posted on 07/19/2012 2:27:33 PM PDT by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: Kazan
"Mitt Romney: The greater of two evils"

So you are voting for the "lesser of two evils" (b. Hussien Obama) right?

6 posted on 07/19/2012 2:30:00 PM PDT by lormand (A Government who robs Peter to pay Paul, will always have the support of Paul)
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To: Kazan
Only a significant drop in recruitment and retention will result in DADT or a ban on homosexuals to be reinstated.

DOD won't ever go back to those standards. They'll just further relax those for entry. Homos in the military are there to stay.

7 posted on 07/19/2012 2:31:39 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: Zakeet
“Now I can introduce Will as my partner or my husband instead of my friend or my boyfriend. We don’t have to live in fear.”

Now you will really be happy!!! /sarcasm

8 posted on 07/19/2012 2:32:32 PM PDT by justice14 ("stand up defend or lay down and die")
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To: Kazan

Only a significant drop in recruitment and retention will result in DADT or a ban on homosexuals to be reinstated.

The military could not have timed this better. They are getting rid of people right now. They do not need any retention numbers because they already have too many people not only in the military but loads ready to reenlist at the first call. Seriously this is a disaster because they will never blame DADT on poor retention because by the time there is poor retention (when the economy recovers in 20 years) they won’t blame it on DADT because it will be long forgotten. We are in poor shape in this country for many reasons. One is our lack of morals as a whole.


9 posted on 07/19/2012 2:32:32 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: Kazan
Only a significant drop in recruitment and retention will result in DADT or a ban on homosexuals to be reinstated.

Then conscription will come back. The elitists will be able to buy or influence their way out. You will then have many soldiers who don't want to be there, aren't treated well, and morale and discipline will plummet. Sounds like the Russian Army, doesn't it? Different paths, same result.

10 posted on 07/19/2012 2:33:20 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: lormand
So you are voting for the "lesser of two evils" (b. Hussien Obama) right?

I don't vote for evil or liberal candidates. Voting for such candidates advances evil and liberalism with my vote. That is unacceptable.

The ONLY chance of the country moving the right in the next five years is electing a record number of Republicans to congress and someone like Scott Walker as President in 2016. Anything else results in the nation moving to the left for eight more years.

11 posted on 07/19/2012 2:34:06 PM PDT by Kazan (Mitt Romney: The greater of two evils)
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Gag - I hope those other airmen in the picture were there voluntarily and not ordered to assist.

ELCA chaplain huh? How appropos.

Lest anyone forget, DADT was repealed by the outgoing Democratic lame duck Congress in December 2010.

What are the chances to repeal the repeal? 0 I’m thinking - Republicans don’ have the stones.


12 posted on 07/19/2012 2:36:01 PM PDT by jtal (Runnin' a World in Need with White Folks' Greed - since 1492)
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To: Kazan

So you are not voting at all right?


13 posted on 07/19/2012 2:36:43 PM PDT by lormand (A Government who robs Peter to pay Paul, will always have the support of Paul)
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To: Zakeet

Two 4F’s don’t make a 1A.


14 posted on 07/19/2012 2:37:36 PM PDT by Vaduz
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To: PGR88
Then conscription will come back.

That's what I am hoping for. As soon as there is a possibility of draft, changes, including a ban on homosexuals, will be made.

15 posted on 07/19/2012 2:38:00 PM PDT by Kazan (Mitt Romney: The greater of two evils)
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To: Zakeet
With repeal of ‘don’t ask, don’t tell,’ couple a couple of perverts says 'I do' in first gay union on U.S. military base
16 posted on 07/19/2012 2:38:13 PM PDT by Pilgrim's Progress (http://www.baptistbiblebelievers.com/BYTOPICS/tabid/335/Default.aspx)
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To: lormand
So you are not voting at all right?

No, I'm voting for Republican candidates at the Congressional and state level and a third-party candidate for President.

17 posted on 07/19/2012 2:40:24 PM PDT by Kazan (Mitt Romney: The greater of two evils)
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To: Zakeet

http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/r?ammem/mgw:@field%28DOCID+@lit%28gw110081%29%29))

Make sure the link has the )) on the end of it.

At a General Court Martial whereof Colo. Tupper was President (10th March 1778) Lieutt. Enslin28 of Colo. Malcom’s Regiment tried for attempting to commit sodomy, with John Monhort a soldier; Secondly, For Perjury in swearing to false Accounts, found guilty of the charges exhibited against him, being breaches of 5th. Article 18th. Section of the Articles of War and do sentence him to be dismiss’d the service with Infamy. His Excellency the Commander in Chief (GEORGE WASHINGTON) approves the sentence and with Abhorrence and Detestation of such Infamous Crimes orders Lieutt. Enslin to be drummed out of Camp tomorrow morning by all the Drummers and Fifers in the
Army never to return; The Drummers and Fifers to attend on the Grand Parade at Guard mounting for that Purpose.


18 posted on 07/19/2012 2:42:12 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (I LIKE ART! Click my name. See my web page.)
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To: Zakeet

I’m a little naive sometimes...I wondered why a Lutheran Minister would even perform this ceremony.

Then I peeked at Wikipedia for the Evangelical Lutheran Church...wow!

They allow non-celibate gays to become ordained ministers, bless same sex unions, and ‘welcome and encourage’ LGBT members to join.


19 posted on 07/19/2012 2:43:24 PM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: napscoordinator

The new military will be faggots, women, and PC liberals.


20 posted on 07/19/2012 2:46:45 PM PDT by EEGator
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