For the first time in the history of West Point Academy, two men celebrated their love in a wedding ceremony in The United States Military Academy’s Cadet Chapel. Larry Choate III, who graduated in 2009, and Daniel Lennox, a member of the 2007 class,were married Saturday in an intimate ceremony.
“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 told The Associated Press on Friday.
This latest gay matrimony isn’t the first time that a same-sex couple has tied the knot at the West Point Cadet Chapel.
Two previous same-sex weddings involving female couples were held late last year, however Choate’s and Lennox’s ceremony marked the first time two men married at the site.
Chaplain Cynthia Lindenmeyer presided over the ceremony. According to a biography on the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services website, she is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ.