Navy sailor Jonathan Jewell was greeted
with a homecoming kiss from his boyfriend Sean Sutton on Friday, the
Sutton greeted his boyfriend of 2 years
as he returned from a seven month deployment aboard the USS John C.
Stennis. The last Navy air mission over Iraq was launched from the
aircraft carrier. It returned to port in Bremerton, Washington.
Jewell and Sutton become the third gay
military couple to make headlines with a homecoming kiss.
In December, Navy Petty Officer 2nd
Class Marissa Gaeta of Placerville, California purchased 50 $1
tickets for the “first” raffle to win the privilege of being the
first to exit the returning USS Oak Hill as it docked in Virginia
Beach after 80 days at sea.
Gaeta and her partner, Petty Officer
3rd Class Citlalic Snell of Los Angeles, shared the
coveted “first kiss” on the pier as a crowd cheered and waved
flags around them.
The kisses wouldn't have been possible
only last year, before the military repealed its “Don't Ask, Don't
Tell” policy which barred gay and bisexual troops from serving
picture and a link to the story was posted on Obama's re-election
blog (barackobama.tumblr.com) along with the caption: “President
Obama signed the repeal of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' into law one year
Last month, a homecoming kiss between
Marine Sargent Brandon Morgan and his partner Dalan Wells went viral
Morgan kiss makes military look “ridiculous,” gay rights foe