Tag: United States Navy

Please Ask, Please Tell

The repeal of DADT is almost a year old. So far, so good. No collapse in morale. And this:

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 dock 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 with her partner, Petty Officer 3rd Class Citlalic Snell of Los Angeles. The crowd screamed and waved flags around them.

To be fair, there are very few people who would object to two women kissing. A more telling test will be what happens when two men when the raffle.