A Navy tradition caught up with the repeal of the U.S. military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” rule on Wednesday when two women sailors became the first to share the coveted “first kiss” on the pier after one of them returned from 80 days at sea.
Petty Officer 2nd Class Marissa Gaeta of Placerville, Calif., 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.”
The newspaper comments are more positive than I expected, but there’s still some hilarity.
Second, I’m actually finding like zero entertaining comments in the comment thread. Seriously, even the standard I TROLL U morons aren’t out in force. Just a couple garden variety bored people. The rest are fairly supportive.
He linked to the Seattle Times, and Seattle is a very progressive city, with a prominent gay community, and, according to one of those surveys, the second most promiscuous city in America (after our close neighbor to the south, Portland). If you want fun with moral outrage, find a paper in the Bible Belt.
The worst part is that readers and writers at the so-called “Free Republic” don’t see anything ironic about wanting to repress gays and lesbians. Your only freedom is the freedom to agree with them. The right’s embrace of fundamentalism and police state tactics is enough to make me weep.
My guess is that the “too ugly to find a man” fuckheads are referencing the photo of two different women posted at comment 6 – who no doubt match up more closely to the specific “mannish dyke” stereotype that they find so repulsive.
Being lazy, they just didn’t bother to check the original story (and picture). I wonder if it would have made a difference?
If they were a pair of scrappy young lads, it would be not happening.
I support only attractive gay marriage. Hey, I can totally understand why some hot chicks can’t keep their hands off each other. However, if they looked like Chris Farley it would be a crime against god and nature.