Over the weekend, Matthew Phelps proposed to his partner Ben Schock in the place where they had their first date.
Phelps, a U.S. Marine Corps captain is the first gay man to propose in the White House.
A photo of Phelps on bended knee went viral over the weekend receiving massive support with over 2,000 Facebook likes and 250 shares.
The couple says they are “blown away by the amazing love and support we have received.”
For their first date, Phelps and Schock attended the LGBT Pride Month Reception together this past June.
“Although we had met a couple years prior at the 2010 Servicemembers Legal Defense Network annual dinner, we didn’t actually start dating until we both made it back to Washington D.C. two years later,” Phelps said.
The couple received an invitation to return to the White House for a tour making it the perfect opportunity for Phelps to pop the question.
“When we received an invitation from the Military Partners and Families Coalition to attend the White House holiday tour on Dec. 15, the coincidence that it would be the six-month anniversary of our first date—and also to the White House—was too big not to capitalize on,” Phelps said.
“Matthew has made me the happiest I’ve ever been and I am so fortunate that I get to spend the rest of my life with him,” Schock said.
Earlier this year a transgender man proposed to his fiancée at the White House.