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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

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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To: jtal

I stopped being active in ELCA a number of years ago because I had an inkling it’s world was going to be like the display of this ‘marriage’. The lowering of biblical conscience standards started in the 1960s.


51 posted on 07/19/2012 6:18:44 PM PDT by noinfringers2
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To: Godebert

We can thank the only fudgepacker p-resident in history for allowing this abomination.

PUKE


52 posted on 07/19/2012 8:23:41 PM PDT by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: Kazan
so YOU ARE VOTING FOR bamey?......just come out and say it....like the homos....just come out... say that you're supporting bamey.....

sick of the pussyfooting around...

you're an obamey supporter and voter....period...not coloring it around the edges or obfuscationg the subject....

obammey supporter...obammey supporter!

53 posted on 07/19/2012 8:25:05 PM PDT by cherry (/)
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To: familyop
"The new military will be faggots, women, and PC liberals."

uh...would you please not lump "women" in with faggots like "women" is a dirty word...

my mother served in the Navy nurse corp during WW2 and she wore her uniform proudly....and went on to have 6 kids....

54 posted on 07/19/2012 8:28:37 PM PDT by cherry (/)
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To: Zakeet

The commie DemocRATS have finally done something they have ALWAYS wanted to do. Turn the U.S. military into a freak show. It’s one of the “dreams” from Barry’s “father”. (Whoever the hell that is.)


55 posted on 07/19/2012 8:38:09 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Who is Barack Hussein Obama?)
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To: Zakeet

I am so dismayed by how far our country has fallen. Turning our back on God has consequences that we ARE reaping as a nation.


56 posted on 07/19/2012 8:48:49 PM PDT by DouglasKC
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To: Zakeet
delenda est...
57 posted on 07/19/2012 9:43:00 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Zakeet

FAGOT HOMOS! I am equally concerned over the military whusses that participated in giving this fagot a military sword salute. The lowest form of immoral depravity is when God gives them over to their own reprobate, sinful choice as homos or lesbians. Eternal udgement from God is the next & final step. Romans 1:18-32.


58 posted on 07/19/2012 9:58:37 PM PDT by rcrngroup
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To: Kazan

NO decent people need to stay in - ONLY 2% of the population is gay - we need to quit acting like it’s half...


59 posted on 07/19/2012 10:01:46 PM PDT by GOPJ (Political correctness is simply George Orwell's Newspeak by a non-threatening name. FR- Bernard Marx)
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To: cherry

You quoted words from someone else’s comment as mine. As for feminism/romanticism/progressivism, though, it will go out with the rest of the social trash after the default process caused by it.


60 posted on 07/19/2012 11:18:46 PM PDT by familyop ("Wanna cigarette? You're never too young to start." --Deacon, "Waterworld")
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