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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 ...


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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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To: Zakeet

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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To: Zakeet

So what would stand in the way of Satan worshipers holding a black mass at a base chapel? Or people holding Festivus events?


21 posted on 07/19/2012 2:47:21 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: Zakeet

I don’t even recognize this country anymore.......


22 posted on 07/19/2012 2:47:48 PM PDT by Tzimisce (THIS SUCKS)
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To: Zakeet

disgusting


23 posted on 07/19/2012 2:51:07 PM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Zakeet
“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.”

Men living together are friends. It is plain silly for them to pretend that they are "married."

What an astounding lack of common sense, and foolishness for anyone over five years old playing with a dress up pretend wedding.

24 posted on 07/19/2012 2:52:42 PM PDT by olezip
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To: Zakeet

So so sad to hear this.......disgusted too.


25 posted on 07/19/2012 2:54:43 PM PDT by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: Kazan
When you vote 3rd party, you are throwing a vote away, this is what happened when Ross Perot and his ego got carried away. It's a two-party system, change that first, in the meantime, don't cut off your nose to save your face, in other words, wake up....
26 posted on 07/19/2012 2:56:16 PM PDT by Gertie
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To: lacrew

The “minister” was there for show. The sodomites already had a civil union contract but wanted their degeneracy “blessed”, and this sicking “minister” did it for them. That a military chapel was used for this dog and pony show is utter bullsh*t.
and I think against regulations. But if the base commander says a word about it he will be on the next flight to
Thule, Greenland.


27 posted on 07/19/2012 2:57:15 PM PDT by NKP_Vet
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To: NKP_Vet

I heard the base in Thule has a great gym.


28 posted on 07/19/2012 3:03:11 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: NKP_Vet

Why would people even go. That is feeding the bs.They can’t force you to go to any weddings unless you are honor guard and if everyone revolted they would back off.


29 posted on 07/19/2012 3:06:05 PM PDT by USAF80
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To: jtal

What would you expect from ELCA or Epissonbible types in its disgusting.


30 posted on 07/19/2012 3:11:00 PM PDT by OldGoatCPO
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult
So what would stand in the way of Satan worshipers holding a black mass at a base chapel? Or people holding Festivus events?

Nothing. They already have regularly scheduled Wiccan services at the Air Force Academy Chapel.

31 posted on 07/19/2012 3:17:05 PM PDT by Hoffer Rand (There ARE two Americas: "God's children" and the tax payers)
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To: Godebert
Three words: "Sodom and Gomorrah"

Everything else follows.
32 posted on 07/19/2012 3:18:28 PM PDT by Apparatchik (If you find yourself in a confusing situation, simply laugh knowingly and walk away - Jim Ignatowski)
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To: Zakeet

its over...the Grand Republic is dead.


35 posted on 07/19/2012 3:24:31 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: EEGator
"The new military will be faggots, women, and PC liberals."

It will be regarded and talked about as being generally homosexual. Potential enlistees should reconsider the consequences. After the economic collapse and default process, employment policies might be far more conservative. Big government spending is essential to supporting political correctness.


36 posted on 07/19/2012 3:28:08 PM PDT by familyop ("Wanna cigarette? You're never too young to start." --Deacon, "Waterworld")
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult
...Or people holding Festivus events?


37 posted on 07/19/2012 3:28:56 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: familyop

I’m glad I got out when I did. If I was still in, a dishonorable discharge would be in my future.


38 posted on 07/19/2012 3:32:11 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Zakeet
This was not a legal marriage. According to the article, it was a "civil union," the only form of legal gay partnership in NJ, at least for now. Meanwhile, the happy couple are planning to wed again in NY state, which (as we all know) has such loathesome sell-out Republicans in the legislature that they voted to allow two men to "marry."

So what's the point of the article. Here it is:

But now, even as they live openly, the federal Defense of Marriage Act keeps them from having the same rights as straight married couples.

The article also points out that both these guys were previously wed to women; in fact, one of them was still married when they started dating. It does not mention kids, but I expect these two would have had no problem ditching a houseful of them.

39 posted on 07/19/2012 3:42:36 PM PDT by madprof98
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To: EEGator

Me, too. I refused to reenlist with my first combat engineer unit (cbt. light, National Guard), after a social worker who transferred from the Navy was put in charge of my combat platoon. Very young commander at the time told us to leave, if we didn’t like it. Ate the hell up. Word was, after I left, most of the younger soldiers in the unit left, too. Went to try a combat heavy (construction) unit for one year after that. Naw. Working civilian jobs while being in the Guard became nearly impossible. Decided to get on out for good.

When I go to work, it’s not for playing social politics. That includes civilian lines of work. I only show up to do the work.

Let the debt-riding, government and government-linked bosses lay and take the consequences with what they’ve preferred over the past few decades (weirdos). I’m off the plantation and don’t need ‘em any more.


40 posted on 07/19/2012 3:52:00 PM PDT by familyop ("Wanna cigarette? You're never too young to start." --Deacon, "Waterworld")
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To: Zakeet

Faggot First Class, you may kiss your bride.


41 posted on 07/19/2012 3:56:51 PM PDT by Repeat Offender (While the wicked stand confounded, call me with Thy Saints surrounded.)
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To: Kazan

Who is the third party candidate you will vote for?


42 posted on 07/19/2012 4:00:09 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.”

Not gonna happen. The politicians have identified the path to career success in the military as being pro-homosexual. The brass will throw themselves at it will full vigor.

One thing I learned working with the military is never get between the nose of a careerist and the butt of their commander. And if you ever wonder if most military officers would give the order to fire on American civilians, keep that in mind.


43 posted on 07/19/2012 4:05:55 PM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: Kazan
Trust me, the good men and women of our military ARE leaving. I have firsthand knowledge of that. And yes, I am also disgusted with these sexually immoral homosexuals saying they hold true to the core values of today's military. It's because of them that the hundreds of honorable military folks are leaving.

Oh no, a hate filled comment, whatever shall I do???

44 posted on 07/19/2012 4:08:03 PM PDT by ducttape45
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To: Vaquero

Agreed. Has been for some time actually, at least since January 22, 1973. My respect for veterans is still there, but current support the military type threads get a barf alert from me.


45 posted on 07/19/2012 4:15:59 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture TM)
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To: Zakeet

my $ was on the chapel with the new Muzzie room at Quantico.


46 posted on 07/19/2012 4:20:05 PM PDT by ronniesgal ( I miss George Bush. Hell, I miss Bill Clinton!!)
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To: Zakeet

I remember when they drilled it into your head that wearing the uniform to subversive activities was grounds for discharge.

My, how times have changed and I’m glad I got out when I did.


47 posted on 07/19/2012 5:24:26 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: Kazan

“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.”

Why is that? Is this because leftist have inflirated the ranks of our politicians and leaving them as covert agents of the left pretending to be republicans yet unwilling to seriously push the conservative agenda while also being unwilling to undo the damage their leftist democrats have done?

I honestly care less and less for Washington every day. I just want my freedom, and I no longer see them as anything but a growing threat to that end.


48 posted on 07/19/2012 5:45:35 PM PDT by Monorprise
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If the military allows this then they should do away with their fraternatization rules and stop punishing members who have affaires. Polygamy should also be allowed as well as transgendered individuals. If the military is going to open doors to gays it should open them for all right???
Sadly i wouldn’t encourage anyone to join this military now since winning wars isn’t the goal being pro-gay is the goal.


49 posted on 07/19/2012 5:58:26 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: PLMerite

Sadly this is the truth about much of the Federal army, air-force, and navy. Honor, and patriotism probably does indeed take a distant backseat to the Government paycheck.

I do not believe many in our modern military would shy away from becoming the oppressive tool of a tyrant against their own people. I do not even think the laws of congress would stop most of them.

We have in the Federal Military the tool of a monster, it is in my opinion only a matter of time before that tool is used against us.


50 posted on 07/19/2012 5:59:56 PM PDT by Monorprise
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