11 Firsts: Major Milestones After The Repeal of 'Don't Ask Don't Tell'

A look at the year in milestones after the crumbling of "don't ask, don't tell."

BY Michelle Garcia

September 18 2012 5:00 AM ET



December 21, 2011: The First Kiss
Petty Officer 2nd Class Marissa Gaeta of California, returning home on the USS Oak Hill, won the traditional first kiss raffle on board. When her ship arrived at Fort Story in Virginia Beach, Gaeta found her girlfriend, Petty Officer 3rd Class Citlalic Snell, and engaged in the tradition. It was reportedly the first time the first kiss has gone to a same-sex couple.  

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