Marine Makes History with the First Same-Sex Proposal at White House
Just days before the two-year anniversary of President Obama signing the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” into law, a gay marine is making history with what is believed to be the first-ever same-sex marriage proposal in the White House.
It happened this past weekend when U.S. Marine Corps Captain Matthew Phelps was on a White House Christmas tour with his partner, Ben. The couple met at the White House earlier this year during an LGBT Pride Month event. The photo of Phelps popping the question quickly went viral.
Two women pass elite Army Sapper training course. Motherfucking inspirations right here.
While the Pentagon brass and U.S. military leaders are struggling over how to bring women into ground combat training, two young female soldiers have already proven they’ve got what it takes to join their male counterparts on the battlefield.
1st Lt. Audrey Moton and 2nd Lt. Carley Turnnidge, both West Point graduates, took on the Army’s Sapper Leader Training course for combat engineers at Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri. It’s one of the toughest combat training courses in the entire U.S. military and the only course of its kind that accepts women. Since 1999, nearly 60 women have made the grade.
Moton at 5’6”, and Turnnidge, barely reaching 5’4”, faced 28 grueling days of physical torture with little sleep or food. But that was only half the challenge. Training alongside 36 larger, more muscular male soldiers, both instinctively felt that as women they had to prove they could hold their own. They did.
Turnnidge, a high school and West Point soccer star, went above and beyond the call. After failing in tactical operations in her first try, remarkably, she took the course twice — 56 straight days without a break. In a training swim, Turnnidge had to drag her exhausted male partner back across the lake. Moton vigorously trained to get in shape before she ever got to the course and believes she and Turnnidge actually motivated the men. “They’d think, ‘Wait, I don’t wanna get beat by a girl.’ Well, then run faster,” she said. “I’m not going to stop.”
All I have to say right now is - bow the fuck down.
We don’t believe in the kind of smallness that says it’s okay for a stage full of political leaders — one of whom could end up being the president of the United States — being silent when an American soldier is booed. We don’t believe in that.
We don’t believe in standing silent when that happens. We don’t believe in them being silent since. You want to be commander in chief? You can start by standing up for the men and women who wear the uniform of the United States, even when it’s not politically convenient. We don’t believe in a small America. We believe in a big America — a tolerant America, a just America, an equal America — that values the service of every patriot.
Why Homosexuality Should Be Banned - SATIRE
basically mocks and ridicules all arguments against legalizing gay marriage
Love Makes a Family. NYC Pride Parade 2011.