West Point Hosts First Male Gay Wedding

Thursday, November 07, 2013
West Point graduates Larry and Daniel Lennox-Choate (photo: Jill Knight, AP)

A leading U.S. military academy hosted its first-ever gay marriage between two men, both former cadets, last weekend.


Larry Choate III and Daniel Lennox got married in the chapel at West Point, marking the third homosexual wedding at the famed military school. The previous two same-sex marriages involved women.


An ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, Chaplain Cynthia Lindenmeyer, presided over the ceremony.


Choate, who graduated in 2009, and Lennox, a member of the 2007 class, met after they left the academy. Both are now out of the military.


Prior to the ceremony, Choate told the Associated Press that their marriage represented “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.”

-Noel Brinkerhoff


To Learn More:

West Point Hosts First-Ever Male Same-Sex Wedding in Military Academy’s History (by Billy Hallowell, The Blaze)

West Point Hosted its First Male Same-Sex Wedding (by Abby Ohleiser, Atlantic Wire)

Army Wives Group Denies Membership to Lesbian Wife (by Matt Bewig, AllGov)

Navy Chaplains to Perform Same-Sex Marriages…Or Not (by Noel Brinkerhoff, AllGov)


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