Two Women Share First Kiss Upon Navy Ship's Homecoming

A Navy tradition has caught up with the repeal of the "don't ask, don't tell" rule on gays serving openly in the U.S. military.

The Navy said two women shared the coveted "first kiss" Wednesday when the USS Oak Hill returned home to its Virginia base.

Marissa Gaeta of Pacerville, Calif., descended from the ship and shared a quick kiss with her partner, Citlalic Snell of Los Angeles. The crowd screamed and waved Navy flags around them.

Both women are fire controlmen in the Navy. They met at training school and have been dating for two years.

Naval officials said it was the first time on record that a same-sex couple was chosen to kiss first upon a ship's return.


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  • by Sam Location: Casablanca on Dec 27, 2011 at 03:49 PM
    You must remember this. A kiss is just a kiss, a sigh is just a sigh. The fundamental things apply As time goes by.
  • by Walt Whitman Location: ENC on Dec 27, 2011 at 03:45 PM
    Why is it that conservatives want the government out of people's lives but are so concerned with what goes on in their bedrooms? Sounds kinda kinky to me.
  • by john Location: farmville on Dec 27, 2011 at 12:56 PM
    speaking of two women, i have not seen tim randall on scene around lately
  • by Workinman Location: Grifton on Dec 27, 2011 at 11:30 AM
    Makes you really proud of our Navy doesn't it ? Perhaps they should be on a submarine next time.
  • by Patsty Cline on Dec 27, 2011 at 09:01 AM
    An abomination to both humanity, the United States and more importantly, the military.
  • by What's Next? on Dec 25, 2011 at 09:29 PM
    A Homosexual President? I can clearly understand why other countries want to attack the USA. It use to be, the USA was known for great produce...now we have WAY too many fruits.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 25, 2011 at 08:15 PM
    Why is this news?
  • by Laura Location: Columbia on Dec 23, 2011 at 05:11 PM
    The one on the right looks real happy, don't she ? This is freaky any way you look at it. It is not natural. What is natural about two hairy old men in the same bed playing with areas that are scientifically not meant to be played with ?
  • by Petey Pirate on Dec 23, 2011 at 12:46 PM
    Its ok folks, they are kinda hot. If not, then throw them off the pier and court martial them.
  • by ? on Dec 23, 2011 at 07:11 AM
    “OH GOD, the Abominations are invading!!! They’ve come to rape our children, rape our livestock, and they going to turn everyone Homosexual!!!” I believe that’s the general consensus here, talk about blow things out of proportion, you people wouldn’t even know a real abomination if it slapped you in the face. “Oh noes, two wemons kissed, now Gods gonna kill everyone, we’ll all be smited!” But it’s perfectly okay for a ‘good’ Christian man to cheat on his wife of twenty years as long as it isn’t his ‘neighbor’ right. Yay, for flawed logic!
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