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USA: Sweet – Gay Sailor Proposes to Partner

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

Gay Soldier ProposesVery sweet – a returning US Sailor proposed to his partner in Connecticut yesterday:

When sailor Jerrel Revels returned to shore in Connecticut yesterday following six months aboard the USS New Mexico, he dropped to one knee, and proposed marriage to his boyfriend, Dylan Kirchner, according to The Day. Revels’ proposal was witnessed by a crowd of approximately 200 people, including many of the couple’s family members and friends. “It kind of tickled my mind every now and then that (he would propose) but I never expected this,” Kirchner said. “I didn’t really care everybody was around. It felt just like the two of us.”

So cute.

Gay Soldier and Partner Featured in Freedom to Marry Video

Monday, June 11th, 2012

Stephen Hill and his husband Josh Snyder are featured in a new video from SLDN for their Freedom to Serve, Freedom to Marry campaign, the organization reports:

Hill – who drew national support when he was booed during a Republican presidential debate after asking a question via video regarding repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT) – recently returned from a deployment to the Middle East.

“Steve’s deployment brought home to us the stark realities that gay and lesbian families face because of the Defense of Marriage Act. If something happened to me, Steve would not have been able to take emergency leave, because the military cannot recognize our relationship.

Full Story from Towleroad.com

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MN: Father of Gay Soldier Runs for State House on Equality Platform

Saturday, March 3rd, 2012

Jeff Wilfahrt is an unassuming man who has more than served his citizenry. He testified before the Minnesota state legislature against passing a constitutional amendment defining marriage as “between a man and a woman only,” supported the repeal of “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” (DADT), and lost his son in an American war.

Yet his lifelong sense of parity compels him further, and he is now running for the Minnesota State House of Representatives, in a candidacy that has national implications for equality.

Wilfahrt is running in District 57B, a seat currently held by Republican Kurt Bills, a staunch pro-lifer, a self acclaimed “non-environmentalist,” who voted for the anti-gay marriage amendment.

Full Story from SDGLN

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Spain: Gay Soldier Marries, is Kicked Out of Military

Friday, August 27th, 2010

It wasn’t all rainbows and marriage bliss after the first gay military wedding in Spain. While same-sex marriage in Spain has been legal since 2005, no openly gay military persons have been married. After the wedding Alberto Linero, claims he faced discrimination, harassment, and even “sexual propositions” from his superiors. On September 1, his contract was not renewed.

The first gay member of the military in Spain to get married under a law allowing same-sex marriages charged Wednesday he had been thrown out of the air force after suffering “harassment” by his superiors.

After recovering from an injury, the government advised him to undergo a psychological evaluation, which declared him fit for service. However, his contract was not renewed. When questioned about the discharge, the defense ministry cited “unfavorable” evaluations for his discharge. Linero plans to file a lawsuit.

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