The White House hosts first same-sex marriage proposal

The historic proposal.

US Marine Corps Captain Matthew Phelps made history in the White House at the weekend.

In front of a Christmas tree, Phelps went down on one knee and proposed to his partner Ben Schock, Gawker reported.

The White House's first same-sex marriage proposal was caught on camera. 

“Thanks for all the wonderful greetings and messages, and thanks to Barack Obama and Michelle Obama for lending us your home for the occasion!” Phelps wrote on his Facebook page underneath a photo of the historic moment.  

Phelps also posted two photos of the happy couple on his personal website where he thanked everyone for the “well wishes.”

“Such a wonderful night for us, and it’s received so much attention on Facebook, Reddit, imgur, BuzzFeed, Gawker, and Towleroad! Really, the only thing on my mind was making it a memorable and unforgettable night for Ben. Thank you all for the well wishes!!” Phelps wrote.

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