In its 169 year history for the very first time, the United States Naval Academy has arranged for the same sex couples. A forty nine year old graduate of the academy David Bucher tied the knot with his long time partner Bruce Moats in the Annapolis, on Saturday.
The couple, sporting matching blue suits, boutonnihres and yellow ties recognized the lovely nature of the wedding ceremony that included Bible readings as well as a recitation of the United States Navy Hymn.
Moats, World Banks director of communications, told that they were here to break barriers and take advantage of the rights they have. Even though the same sex wedding was legalized in Maryland in 2013, the ceremonys officiant Lt. John Connolly told that not everyone agrees that this should be happening.
He added that it took a significant amount of discernment on his own part as well as this couples as they were preparing for the day. The more he met with this couple, the happier he was to be presiding today.
In particular, the ceremony was significant fore Bucher. He told that his sexual orientation factored into his reluctant departure from the Navy in the 90s. As a gay man in the service, the military do not want him. He added that there was some aspect of his personal being that made him less qualified. There was a certain level of rejection there.