Submariner proposes to his boyfriend on dock as submarine returns to Conn. from deployment

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  • Updated: August 13, 2013 - 12:45 PM

GROTON, Conn. — A Navy sailor returning from a six-month deployment emerged from his submarine, dropped to one knee and proposed to his boyfriend during the homecoming celebration in Connecticut for USS New Mexico.

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kidcapriAug. 13, 1311:15 AM

Oh boy. Guess this is national news now.

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selfmadeAug. 13, 1311:29 AM

Who cares? I'm sure several couples have announced their engagements upon returning from duty recently...But since most of them aren't gay, it's not as special? Get out of here with all of that nonsense...

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michael407Aug. 13, 1312:01 PM

Terrific news! Thanks for making my day!

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fishstixAug. 13, 1312:02 PM

I'm 100% in favor of gay rights...but it's still a little weird to read stories like this. I'm just not used to it yet. Five years from now I probably won't even look twice at a story like this.

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fatredneckAug. 13, 1312:02 PM

In fact, SelfMade, it *is* special and therefore newsworthy that the couple is gay. In recent years a couple of men doing something as ordinary as kissing and proposing would have gotten them beaten up and possibly arrested for creating a public nuisance. Especially in Groton, my home town. In a few more years violence and anger against gays for acting like "normal" people will fade and be forgotten. But it's not gone yet.

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karastiAug. 13, 1312:05 PM

It doesn't mean it isn't as special. It's a change in our society, it's a good thing. How many other homecomings and engagements have gone viral? LOTS of them. Congratulations to the happy couple!

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spruce1Aug. 13, 1312:10 PM

200 sailors set sail, 100 couples return!

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mjcmspAug. 13, 1312:40 PM

Congrats!

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thetruth101Aug. 13, 1312:46 PM

" Now John is a real estate novelist...who never had time for a wife...and he is talking with Davey, who is still in the Navy...and probably will be for life" Two questions- Why is this news? and is this the world that we all REALLY want to live in? do you want to explain to little kids why two men get married? Do you want to explain to them what YOU do in your bedroom with the door closed? News flash! Het couple made love last night! Absurd.

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mjcmspAug. 13, 13 1:22 PM

"and is this the world that we all REALLY want to live in? do you want to explain to little kids why two men get married? Do you want to explain to them what YOU do in your bedroom with the door closed?" ----- 1. Yes 2. That explanation is easy, because they love each other. You'd be surprised how much better children are at understanding love compared to adults. Their outlook on life hasn't been tainted by hate and prejudice. 3. Why would you explain that to your children? Do you do that now? Why would that change?

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