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History-making: First same-sex wedding today at West Point chapel

WEST POINT, N.Y. -- Brenda S. "Sue" Fulton and Penelope Dara Gnesin will go into the history books today when they get married in the hallowed Cadet Chapel at West Point.

Fulton, 53, graduated from West Point in 1980 in the first class of cadets that included women, another milestone for her. She is the communications director of Outserve, a group representing actively serving gay, lesbian and bisexual troops.

A handful of folks on Twitter tweeted congratulations to the couple, including PDubyaD: "West Point Chapel Holding 1st Gay Marriage Today - It is a happy weekend for Brenda Sue Fulton and Penelope Dara Gne..."

Courting Equality tweeted: "Lesbians will be first LGBT couple to marry at West Point Chapel. Congratulations to Brenda Sue Fulton and Dara..."

In 2011, President Barack Obama appointed Fulton to the West Point advisory board, making her the first openly gay person to serve on the panel.

Incidentally, West Point had its first-ever same-sex wedding last weekend, but that private ceremony was conducted at a much smaller site.

Since the demise of the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy, the Pentagon and Defense Department allows same-sex marriages on military facilities in states that have approved marriage equality.