In a romantic and unprecedented move, U.S. Marine Corps captain Matthew Phelps has become the first man to propose to his male partner inside the White House. The proposal occurred this weekend when Phelps and his boyfriend Ben Schock were visiting the monument. Historically groundbreaking news followed by even sweeter personal news — Ben said yes!
Phelps writes on his Facebook page:
Such a special night surrounded by wonderful people in an amazing place, and the best is still yet to come with Ben Schock. Thanks for all the wonderful greetings and messages, and thanks to Barack Obama and Michelle Obama for lending us your home for the occasion!
In response to all the positive feedback, Phelps wrote a follow up post on his blog, saying, "Ben and I are blown away by the amazing love and support we have received. Thank you all so much for sharing in our joy and our lives."