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Navy First Kiss Finally Shared by Two Women

Navy first kiss

Two female US Navy sailors made history on Wednesday as the first gay couple to share the coveted “first kiss” on the pier, after one returned from almost three months at sea.

The first kiss is a long-held Navy tradition, yet previously has always been shared by a male and a female. The smooch between Petty Officer 2nd Class Marissa Gaeta and Petty Officer 3rd Class Citlalic Snell came three months after the repeal of the US military’s archaic “don’t ask, don’t tell” rule.

The 23-year-old Gaeta had been at sea for 80 days before disembarking from the USS Oak Hill amphibious landing ship, and Snell, 22, was waiting for her. Gaeta was dressed in her Navy dress uniform and Snell wore a black leather jacket with blue jeans. Spectators who watched screamed their appreciation and waved flags. Gaeta chatted to reporters after the kiss, saying:

“It’s something new, that’s for sure. It’s nice to be able to be myself. It’s been a long time coming.”

The kiss was described as a “non-event” by commanding officer of the USS Oak Hill, David Bauer:

“It’s going to happen and the crew’s going to enjoy it. We’re going to move on and it won’t overshadow the great things that this crew has accomplished over the past three months.”

Both women are Navy fire controlmen – essentially, their job is to maintain and operate weapons systems on ships. The couple met as roommates at training school, and have now been dating for over two years.

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4 Responses to “Navy First Kiss Finally Shared by Two Women”

  1. Tina Bond

    its about time that we don't have to wait until the car or people aren't looking to see what's going to happen. finally some equal rights for everyone.

  2. Anonymous

    I am a Marine this is the destruction of our country. Its starts with the morality and belief system. Look at any civilization I.E. Rome once the people become accustomed to the deprivation then all else will crumble. I do not hate gays at all or anyone else for that matter, as human beings I love them, BUT what they do is wrong (Hate the sin not the sinner). No I am not perfect… far from it, but for God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that WHO SO EVER believeth in him should not perish but have ever lasting life. I pray for each and everyone of you that you will see that he is the only way. In Christ I love all of you no matter who or what you are attracted to.

    I understand some of you will call me a bigot or something else, but when did it become wrong to stand for what you believe. You wish to love whom you want and act the way you chose, and you expect that no one should question you or judge you. Then why is it so wrong for me to believe the way I do? Is it not also my right? I do wonder why the left scream about equal rights while refusing to allow those who disagree with them the same rights.