Historic Wedding Bells Ring for First Two Men Married at West Point

Larry Choate III weds Daniel Lennox at Cadet Chapel

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West Point graduate Larry Lennox-Choate, left, and Daniel Lennox-Choate, leave church following their wedding ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 2.

The U.S. Military Academy West Point marked a historic moment with the marriage of two former male graduates at its Cadet Chapel Saturday.

Larry Choate III, 27, and Daniel Lennox, 28, were married before about 20 guests, making it the academy’s first wedding between two men, the Associated Press reports.¬†Choate, who graduated in 2009, previously taught at the Military Academy’s Cade Chapel and said he always pictured it as the setting of his wedding. Lennox graduated in 2007, and did not meet Choate until after graduating.

The school previously hosted two weddings of gay women last year, more than a year after New York’s legalization of same sex marriage.

“It’s 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,” Choate said Friday.

[AP]