Trevor Harper and his boyfriend, Davis Covin, have been dating since 2006. They’ve been members of the First United Methodist Church of Austin for the past two years.
“That church has been, for us, really the first time we have really been able to live out loud as a people,” Harper told BuzzFeed.
So when Harper decided to propose this past Sunday, he knew he wanted to do it front of the church they love.
In the two-minute video posted on YouTube, Harper and Covin were asked to share their faith story with the congregation.
“God willing, we might even get to walk down the aisle of this church we love so much, and nothing means more than that,” Harper said in the video. “But there’s a lot of work to be done before that happens, and one of the most important things that needs to happen before we do that is I probably should, with the permission of your parents…”
At this point Harper takes his boyfriend’s hand and brings him out to the front of the altar, bending down on one knee before he asks Covin to marry him.
When his partner says yes, the two embrace and are immediately greeted by warm applause.
Harper admitted to BuzzFeed that Covin doesn’t really like public attention, so he was a little overwhelmed by the reception.
While the congregation has been supportive of their relationship, the United Methodist Church currently prohibits same-sex marriages, despite its legalization throughout the U.S. earlier this year.
The couple are planning to get married in 2016 and are hoping by then their church will allow it.
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