Cory Huston liked it so he put it a ring on it.
Huston, a Navy veteran who was other-than-honorably discharged in 2006 after a chief found out he was gay, proposed to his boyfriend Avarice Guerrero, a Marine who just returned from Afghanistan, at Camp Pendleton according to San Diego LGBT Weekly. It was the first public proposal between two men on a military base.
“I realized we made it through [this deployment], and I just wanted to show him how much I loved him and that he was the only one I wanted to be with,” Huston told HLN TV.
Though Huston did not propose for the publicity, he and Guerrero have appeared on CNN. Now, the couple would like to use their story to inspire others to be more open.
The couple is waiting to get married until Huston finishes his bachelor’s in nursing.