Transgender man proposes marriage to partner at White House LGBT Pride ReceptionTop Highlights, Breaking News Sunday, June 17th, 2012
A transgender man and his partner are headed to the alter after he proposed marriage to his partner at the LGBT Pride reception held at the White House Friday.
Scout – whose legal name stands as the one word – had planned to propose to his wife-to-be Liz Margolies at the White House despite his partner’s opposition to the institution of marriage. Scout dropped down to one knee, and as nerves often do, he had forgotten half of what he had wanted to say but the proposal was decidedly romantic nonetheless.
“I memorized some things but I kind of forgot half of them,” Scout told The Huffington Post right after. He listed some of them: “Because the last three and a half years, you have been an amazing adventure. Because you try harder than anyone in the world. Because while I’m a little scared to spend the rest of my life with you, because you’re so damn fierce, I’m also amazingly excited about the possibility.”
“All I remember hearing is, ‘You’ll be a better person,'” she said. Margolies is the executive director of the National LGBT Cancer Network.
According to The Huffington Post, Margolies paused before answering Scout.
“She is crickets. Crickets, crickets,” he said. “She’s backing away from me. Meanwhile, I’m now on my knee scooting. I said, ‘You’re amazing. I love you.'”
“All I’m [thinking] is, ‘Oh fuck, he’s on his knee,'” Margolies replied. “But, I said yes.”
Scout is legally male so their marriage will be recognized just as any heterosexual marriage would be in any state.
“Gay marriage laws don’t stop us, they just impact all the people we love and obviously leave us a little chary about the institution in general,” said Scout.
Warming up to the idea of marriage, Margolies added, “I’m engaged!”
Skip to 1:55 to view the proposal.
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