Recent posts showed how two military men’s kiss became national news. It is common knowledge that February is considered a very special month. Valentine’s Day is an important holiday among Americans as they can show their loved ones how much they are appreciated. In the last years more and more American gay couples pursue happiness by getting married. The picture of the gay military men kissing proves that love still conquers all and the world is not as harsh as it used to be.
On the February 11th, three days before Valentine’s Day, Specialist Shane Adriano and Private First Class Tristian Resz were pronounced married in a small ceremony surrounded by friends and family. The gay military couple was planning to exchange vows in a modest ceremony and start their marriage without any fuss.
However, their wedding picture went viral, and the two military men’s kiss became national news. After being pronounced spouses for life by the Springfield judge, the two shared the kiss which ended the ceremony. Their wedding kiss was captured on cameras and then posted online on a social media platform by the American Association of Military Partners (AMPA).
The Association posted the photo as congratulations for the newlyweds who are also members of AMPA. AMPA is a non-profit organization which provides support for the LGBT partners and veterans. The organization has over 45, 000 members and its aim is to support and educate the country about the modern military family. The fact that AMPA posted the photo of the gay couple kissing means the LGBT community in the U.S is starting to receive more support than hate.
Since the association posted the photo, it gathered five thousand likes and more than a thousand shares. Some of the hundreds of comments the pictured received were not very supportive, but the majority of them showed appreciation and encouragement. Lots of the submitted comments came from veterans and people who are now serving in the army who publicly showed their disapproval.
Most of the veterans and people who are serving in the military tend to be very strict and did not support the LGBT community. Nonetheless, the gay couple wasn’t affected by these observations because many other people were happy for them and wished them the best of luck in their new lives. At the moment, 23 countries have declared that same-sex marriage is constitutional.
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