It was already a heart-warming “first kiss” story:
Two female US sailors have become the first same-sex couple to share the traditional dockside “first kiss” since the US ended a ban on gays in the army.
Petty Officer 2nd Class Marissa Gaeta, who had been at sea for 80 days, won the right to be the first person to kiss her partner on shore in a raffle.
That was nice, and the photographer took a great photo, but Political Animal’s Homecoming tradition buries DADT adds a key fact to the story:
The Navy … posted the photo on the official Navy website.
Now, that’s progress. (I can’t help but wonder if they’d have posted it if it were two guys, though.)