A photo of Marine Brandon Morgan
kissing his boyfriend after returning home from deployment has
received more than 3,000 comments and 14,000 likes on Facebook.
Most of those commenting at the Gay
Marines Facebook page left notes of encouragement.
“Welcome home and thank you for your
service!” wrote one commenter. “This is an awesome picture!
Love knows no gender, race, creed or sexual preference.”
“Welcome home Marine!” wrote
another. “Thank you for your service! As a veteran of the U.S.
Army it brings tears to my eyes to see you be able to express your
love without fear. God bless you and your BF. May you have many
more years together!”
Brandon Morgan, the Marine in the
picture, responded to commenters on his Facebook
“To everyone who has responded in a
positive way. My partner and I want to say thank you. Dalan, the
giant in the photo, can't believe how many shares and likes we have
gotten on this. We didn't do this to get famous, or something like
that, we did this cause after 3 deployments and four years knowing
each other, we finally told each other how we felt.”
Morgan also responded to his
detractors: “As for the haters, let 'em hate.”
“We are the happiest we have ever
been,” he added. “Semper Fi.”
The photo received increased attention
after being featured on popular gay blogs Joe.My.God