U.S. Marine Corps captain Matthew Phelps sparked the envy and ire of gay men across the country after proposing to his boyfriend, Ben Schock, in the White House on Saturday. This effectively made theirs the first same-sex marriage proposal made in the White House. And just LOOK AT THEM! They're downright adorable.
The proposal comes just 14 months after military's antiquated "don't ask, don't tell" policy came to an end due to the Obama administration. "Such a special night surrounded by wonderful people in an amazing place, and the best is still yet to come," Phelps beamed on his Facebook page. "Thanks for all the wonderful greetings and messages, and thanks to Barack Obama and Michelle Obama for lending us your home for the occasion!"
Coming out publicly at the Pentagon last year, Phelps (who, when he isn't melting the heart of a nation, plays the tuba) has given lectures and penned articles about "don't ask, don't tell" about how it affected him.
Oh, and spoiler alert: Ben said yes.
Below, the couple's first video interview after the proposal: