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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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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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