Skip to comments.Women sailors share first gay kiss in US Navy
Posted on 12/22/2011 7:02:32 AM PST by IbJensen
A Lesbian couple have become the first to share in the US Navy tradition of the 'first kiss' since the repeal of the American military's "don't ask, don't tell" rule.
(Petty Officer 2nd Class Marissa Gaeta (L) kisses her girlfriend of two years, Petty Officer 3rd Class Citlalic Snell at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek in Virginia Beach Photo: AP)
Petty Officer 2nd Class Marissa Gaeta of Placerville, California, descended from the USS Oak Hill amphibious landing ship and shared a quick kiss in the rain with her partner, Petty Officer 3rd Class Citlalic Snell of Los Angeles.
Gaeta, 23, wore her Navy dress uniform while Snell, 22, wore a black leather jacket, scarf and blue jeans. The crowd screamed and waved flags around them.
"It's something new, that's for sure," Gaeta told reporters after the kiss. "It's nice to be able to be myself. It's been a long time coming."
For the historical significance of the kiss, there was little to differentiate it from countless others when a Navy ship pulls into its home port following a deployment. Neither the US Navy nor the couple tried to draw attention to what was happening and many onlookers waiting for their loved ones to come off the ship were busy talking among themselves.
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In terms of shock value, that picture is right up there with the one of Helen Thomas.
“I read that they were lovers for over a year, which means they were violating the law and regulations. So they are KNOWN liars and criminals. Nice.”
Don’t think so, before there was not a ban on gays, just don’t ask, don’t tell. I think they could be in relationship as long as they didn’t “tell”.
??? Of course they don’t mate. Do you think they shouldn’t be allowed to experience one of life’s physical pleasures?
The media here in Tidewater reported it was a raffle.
Gosh, what a watershed moment! It's the equivalent of Washington crossing the Delaware, Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg, or the raising of the flag on Suribachi.
What a hollow nation we've become when THIS is what we're "celebrating."
First things first: Homosexuals do not have sex. They have orgasms. There’s a difference.
Things like this make me happy to be “retired.”
You are entitled to your own opinion,
but you are not entitled to make up your own facts.
Until 9/20/2011 the law and the regulations prohibited any homosexual behavior, to include being in a same-sex romantic or sexual relationship.
DADT was a policy of the commander-in-chief (or Defense Secretary) to never “ASK” a soldier only so long as the soldier did not “TELL” (which meant a soldier was free to try to keep it a secret, but the soldier ran the risk of being discovered and then the command would enforce the law and regulations).
So, as I said, these women are known lawbreakers and liars because they were active homosexuals while DADT was in effect who successfully hid that from the command.
“Both women, ages 22 and 23 respectively, are fire controlmen in the Navy. They met at training school and have been dating for two years.” http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45753034/ns/us_news-life/#.TvNcCvKPa8A
It is very simple: you are factually wrong.
Too bad when God creates those individuals that He knows will be homosexuals, He doesn’t remove their ability to have an orgasm.
I’m going to laugh my silly A$$ off when there is a new President and congress to go with it and all these perverts go from being celebrated as diversity to locked up in the stockade.
Its going to be a show well worth watching.
Could've been this time. There's a raffle for this honor. They won, and they hadn't even bought the most tickets.
It had better happen! Everything that’s been heaped on America in the past decades needs to be erased! We need to begin living normal lives without having queers and muslims shoved into our faces!
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A MUSLIM AND HOMOSEXUAL FREE NEW YEAR!
When these two perverts get back to their bunk one of them will continue kissing the other where the sun doesn’t shine!
women on ships and fags too
we are such a sorry excuse for what we once were
Cloudy thinking — just how the propagandists like it. The fact is homosexuals don’t have sex, they have orgasms. If they’re with someone else, it might be mutual orgasms. But where’s the sex? I mean, a female can have an orgasm with a doorknob. Is that sex? A male can have an orgasm with a nice sun-warmed watermelon. Is that sex?
Now, the thing I did with my wife to produce two beautiful kids — that was sex! That’s how it works! This other crap is just playing around having orgasms. These two chicks just play with each other’s excitement parts. It’s not sex!
Nelson was hardly a queer.
New aged homosexual activists like to think anyone in history was possibly homosexual too
Lincoln for instance.
GAG! They have no idea how stupid they look.
“we are such a sorry excuse for what we once were”
Someone should start a Company to teach military skills to patriotic Americans who dont want to join todays PC military.
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