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It’s Official

September 22, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

Navy Lt. Gary Ross, right, and Dan Swezy exchange wedding vows on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011 in Duxbury, Vt. The two men recited their vows at the first possible moment after the formal repeal of the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy.Sep 20th came and went without so much as a riot or mass AWOLs.  That’s right; as of Tuesday gay persons may serve openly in the military.  Aside from numerous gay service members “coming out” on the internet, the day was like any other.

Notably, the U.S. Navy led all services into this new era as Lt. Gary Ross exchanged wedding vows with Dan Swezy (pictured) just minutes after DADT expired.

Their early a.m. wedding provides a fitting description to the end of DADT:


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