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The Wedding

posted on July 18, 2012

Last month, Tech Sgt. Erwynn Umali married Will Behrens at McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, a military base in Wrightstown, New Jersey. The ceremony marked “the first publicly announced gay civil union or wedding ever to take place on an American military installation,” writes Katherine Goldstein at Slate. Goldstein notes that both men grew up Christian and even met at a Baptist church in New Jersey in 2006. Goldstein writes that while “Will and Erwynn have been in faith environments that condemned homosexuality as a sin … they are still deeply religious.”

Read at Slate