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    West Point Chapel Has First Gay Wedding

    WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 30:  Same-sex marriage proponent Kat McGuckin of Oaklyn, New Jersey, holds a gay marriage pride flag while standing in front of the Supreme Court November 30, 2012 in Washington, DC. With the Supreme Court building draped in a photo-realistic sheet during a repair and preservation project, the justices met today to consider hearing several cases dealing with the rights of gay couples who are married, want to get married or are in domestic partnerships.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

    Chip Somodevilla

    SCOTUS couldn’t stop these brides. Penelope Gnesin and Brenda Sue Fulton’s wedding on Saturday at West Point’s Cadet Chapel marked the first same-sex wedding to take place at the U.S. Military Academy. Gnesin and Fulton (a West Point graduate) exchanged vows in an afternoon ceremony attended by around 250 guests. The two have been together for 17 years, holding a civil commitment, which lacks legal force, since 1999. Both brides reside in New Jersey, where gay marriage is still prohibited.

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