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Gay military couple shares viral wedding kiss

How one wedding kiss inspired activists around the world.


Nia Wesley


One military couple’s special day has gone viral after a photo of their wedding kiss was posted on Facebook. After the American Military Partner Association posted the picture on Feb. 11 congratulating them, it was shared more than 800 times with 4,000 Likes. Several noted LGBTQ advocacy groups also shared the picture. 

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Spc. Shane Adriano and Pfc. Tristian Resz got married last week in Springfield, Missouri, after meeting in the fall. The intimate ceremony happened at Greene County Courthouse with their close family and friends. Now people from all around the world are sending words of support to the two.

Adriano is in the Army stationed at Ft. Leonard Wood in Missouri, and Resz is in the reserves. The couple plans to move into a house together in Waynesville, Missouri. Just five years ago, being openly gay and in the military was illegal.

H/T USA Today | Photo via American Military Partner Association/Facebook

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