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Semper Fi! Gay Sailor And Marine Get Engaged At Camp Pendleton

A gay sailor and marine got engaged at Camp Pendleton in San Diego this week—the first out couple to do so on a military base, reports the San Diego LGBT Weekly.

On Tuesday, Navy veteran Cory Huston got down on one knee and asked Marine Avarice Guerrero to marry him—and Guerrero said yes! Unfortunately the pair will have to tie the knot outside of California if they don’t want to wait until Prop 8 finishes working its way through the courts.

And even if they went to New York or Vermont to get hitched, they wouldn’t be eligible for military housing or spousal benefits. (Thanks DOMA!)

Despite the bittersweet aspects of their union, Huston was ecstatic after popping the question when Guerrero returned from deployment in Afghanistan. “This is a huge step for me,’ said Huston, who was discharged from the Navy during the days of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell.

After accepting the proposal, Guerrero told the paper ““I was blown away. I was shocked that after all we’d been through, he would honestly want to spend the rest of his life with someone like me.”

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    • jason

      This engagement hasn’t received any coverage in the mainstream media, including the liberal mainstream media. Where’s the New York Times, for instance? If it were two women, these liberals would be all over it.

      Apr 30, 2012 at 8:52 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • the other Greg

      Poor Jason! – the glass is always half-empty for Jason.

      Apr 30, 2012 at 10:45 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mr. Enemabag Jones

      @the other Greg:

      He makes a point, though. If this had been a straight engagement, even Entertainment Tonight would be talking about it. I doubt we’ll ever see these two men on the cover of Us, or People.

      Apr 30, 2012 at 11:45 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • SixPackWallpapers

      any video for this ?

      Apr 30, 2012 at 12:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Aric

      Enough with the debauchery. This is beautiful.

      Apr 30, 2012 at 1:57 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kristopher

      Am I the only one who accidentally read that at first as camp penetration?

      Apr 30, 2012 at 2:40 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Oh, ok

      Congrats to the couple, despite all the whining in both the article, and the comments.

      You would think gays were being locked in gas chambers or given enforced curfew laws. I think they’ll live and be happy despite a few unjust obstacles that are only a minor discomfort and not life threatening.

      Apr 30, 2012 at 2:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • mike

      Wow, its so nice to see one man proposing to another man and asking for his hand in
      marriage, I love it. Husbands all the way, yeh.

      Apr 30, 2012 at 5:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • the other Greg

      @Mr. Enemabag Jones: Why assume that everyone wants FAME in such a situation? Okay, they may have thought it cool to be mentioned in the San Diego LGBT Weekly (and Queerty), but why just assume they’re pissed off they didn’t get to be on Entertainment Tonight or the cover of People? That seems bizarre to me. For most normal well-adjusted people, marriages are not circus spectacles but fairly private matters.

      Apr 30, 2012 at 5:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Curtis

      ugh.. military guys.. they’ll be cheating on each other in a week.

      Apr 30, 2012 at 6:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • JT

      Hurray for the couple.

      DOMA, you’re next!

      Apr 30, 2012 at 6:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Adam

      @JT: YES!

      Apr 30, 2012 at 6:42 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Camote

      Here you go: http://www.ontopmag.com/article.aspx?id=11669&MediaType=1&Category=26#

      Here’s a video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tc6uydW7-3E

      Apr 30, 2012 at 6:43 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • villa-viper

      We lost another one to a Gringo :-(

      Apr 30, 2012 at 10:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dan

      Good for them but they’re media whores.

      Apr 30, 2012 at 10:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bipolar Bear

      The law can’t stop love being expressed. I’m really happy for them. Not so happy about the carping and bitching, though. A mate of mine proposed to his long-term partner on stage at a bear competition in Melbourne last year, and there wasn’t a dry eye in the house: http://bipolarbear.co.nz/2011/06/20/celebrations-and-secrets/

      May 1, 2012 at 5:22 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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