This Couple That Got Married at West Point This Weekend is Basically the Cutest

12/03/2012 10:45 AM |


  • jeff Sheng

West Point’s cadet chapel hosted its first same-sex wedding ceremony this weekend, and omg are the brides the cutest thing you’ve ever seen. Brenda “Sue” Fulton and Penelope Gnesin and their fancy Times wedding announcement:

Ms. Fulton, 53, is a marketing director in Madison, N.J., for Pfizer. Last year, President Obama appointed her to the military academy’s Board of Visitors; she is the first openly gay or lesbian member to serve on its board. She is a founding board member of OutServe, an organization in Washington for lesbian, gay, transgender and bisexual service members and veterans. She graduated from West Point in the class of 1980, the first to include women. She was honorably discharged from the Army as a captain and was last posted to Flak Kaserne in Ludwigsburg, Germany.

Ms. Gnesin, 52, is the director of Giving Voice, the women’s choir at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Monmouth County in Lincroft, N.J. She graduated from Rutgers. [Times]

A UU choir director! Penelope, you are adorable.


As her Aunt Sue and Aunt Penny became the first same-sex couple to marry at West Point Military Academy’s Cadet Chapel, 15-year-old Amanda Fulton thought she should have gone with waterproof mascara as she felt tears run down her cheeks.

“It wasn’t just me,” Amanda said. “I was so teary and just blushing from smiling so much.” [ABC]

Aw. DO ask and DO tell, Amanda.