This really is such a beautiful, important moment for the country!
We're so thrilled it was captured on camera!
For the first time since Don't Ask Don't Tell was repealed, a lesbian couple was chosen by raffle to receive the first-ever same-sex homecoming kiss, which is a ritual done in the Navy every year!
And the lucky winners? Petty Officer 2nd Class Marissa Gaeta, who greeted her fiancée Citlalic Snell - whom she met at boot camp and got involved with secretly until the September repeal - on the pier for the history-making smooch!
So wonderful! Ch-ch-check it out (above)!
As Gaeta says:
"It's nice to be able to be myself."
Exactly. A simple right that EVERYONE should have.
And EQUAL RIGHTS FOR ALL!
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