Gay Voices (The Huffington Post)
December 17, 2012

An active duty U.S. Marine Corps captain made history over the weekend by becoming the first gay man to pop the question to his partner at the White House. Photo of the romantic proposal, which was shared on Facebook by the American Military Partner Association, shows Matthew Phelps dropping to his knee before partner Ben Schock. The snapshot nabbed over 2,000 likes on the social networking site, as well as over 250 shares. Phelps said he and Schock were "blown away by the amazing love and support we have received" after the photo went viral and was picked up by Towleroad, Gawker and a number of other media sites.