At 12:01 a.m. EST Navy Lt. Marries Same Sex Partner As DADT Fades Into History
The two traveled from their home in Tucson, Ariz., so they could get married in Vermont, the first state to allow gays to enter into civil unions and one of six that have legalized same-sex marriage. They also chose Vermont because it was in the EST time zone and that they could get married at the first possible moment after midnight when the discriminatory DADT policy was finally officially repealed.
Ross wore his dress uniform for the ceremony beginning at 11:45 p.m. Monday at Duxbury’s Moose Meadow Lodge. Montpelier.Justice of the Peace Greg Trulson proclaimed the marriage at exactly midnight.
“This is Gary’s official coming out,” Trulson said.