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posted Friday, May 4, 2012 - Volume 40 Issue 18

First same-sex marriage proposal on military base at Camp Pendleton
by Shaun Knittel SGN Associate Editor A U.S. Navy veteran and active-duty Marine became the first Gay couple ever to get publicly engaged on a military installation. Last week, Cory Huston proposed to Avarice Guerrero at Camp Pendleton in San Diego County.

'I was blown away,' Guerrero told San Diego LGBT Weekly, the newspaper credited with breaking the story. '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.'

Guerrero had just returned from a 10-month deployment to Afghanistan.

Huston served in the Navy as a hospital corpsman and was discharged under DADT, the government policy that banned Gays and Lesbians from serving openly in the military. DADT was officially repealed on September 20, 2011.



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