West Point Hosts First Wedding Between Two Men, Both Former Cadets

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The U.S. Military Academy at West Point hosted its third same-sex wedding since said marriages became legally recognized by the State of New York in 2011.

Larry Choate III, class of 2009, married class of 2007 cadet Daniel Lenox in a ceremony officiated by Chaplain Cynthia Lindenmeyer and about 20 guests. 

"It's maybe one more barrier that's pushed over a little bit, or maybe one more glass ceiling that's shattered and makes it easier for the next couple," said Choate.

Rainbow Wedding Cake

In 2012, more than a year after same-sex marriage became legal in New York, two female couples were married at the famed West Point campus.

Choate and Lennox's wedding is the first between two men to take place there.

Choate said it was always the place where he envisioned getting married if he could. Both he and his groom are out of the military and were married in tuxedos, though some of their guests were in uniform.

The pair were not together while they were both cadets at the prestigious military academy but were introduced through friends after graduating.

Lennox is working toward an MBA at Harvard and Choate is applying to the John F. Kennedy School of Government at the same university. 

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