UPDATE: See A Video Of Lesbian Couple Smooching At Naval Homecoming, Thanks To DADT Repeal

UPDATE 12/21/11 2:30PM – Now with video below!


Naval Petty Officer Second Class Marissa Gaeta won the traditional Navy homecoming lottery, allowing her to be the first to leave her ship and kiss her girlfriend on the dock, The Virginian Pilot reports.

Gaeta purchased 50 tickets, fewer tickets than many of her fellow service members, but she won the first kiss. When her ship returned to the U.S. after three months in Central America, Gaeta disembarked and, as the crowd cheered, gave her  girlfriend, Petty Officer Third Class Citlalic Snell, a big smooch.

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Image courtesy of Brian Clark, The Virginian-Pilot