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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.
into its home port following a deployment. Neither the 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.
For the historical significance of the kiss, there was little to differentiate it from countless others when a Navy ship pulls Beats Solo 2 Colors
"We did have to hide it a lot in the beginning," Snell said. "A lot of people were not always supportive of it in the beginning, but we can finally be honest about who we are in our relationship, so I happy."
Navy ship chooses lesbian couple to share traditional first kiss
Gaeta said she bought $50 of tickets, a figure that she said pales in comparison to amounts that some other sailors and their loved ones had bought. The money was used to host a Christmas party for the children of sailors.
"I think that it something that is going to open a lot of doors, for not just our relationship, but all the other gay and lesbian relationships that are in the military now," she said.
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.
nice to be able to be myself. It been a long time coming."
Snell said she believes their experience won be the last one for gays and lesbians in the military.
"It going to happen and the crew going to enjoy it. We going to move on and it won overshadow the great things that this crew has accomplished over the past three months," Bauer said.
David Bauer, the commanding officer of the USS Beats By Dre Earphones Wireless Oak Hill, said that Gaeta and Snell kiss would largely be a non event and the crew reaction upon learning who was selected to have the first kiss was positive.
Both women are Navy fire controlmen, who maintain and operate weapons systems on ships. They Gold Ghd
met at training school where they were roommates and have been dating for two years, which they said was difficult under "don ask, don tell."
The ship returned to Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek Fort Story following an 80 day deployment to Central America. The crew of more than 300 participated in exercises involving the militaries of Honduras, Guatemala Colombia and Panama as part of Amphibious Southern Partnership Station 2012.
Navy officials said it was the first time on record that a same sex couple was chosen to kiss first upon a ship return. Sailors and their loved ones bought $1 raffle tickets for the opportunity.
military "don ask, don 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.
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