Mashable.com reported that Obama’s Tumblr, intended for his 2012 presidential campaign, reblogged a photo, taken by The Associated Press and originally posted by the Tumblr for The Guardian, of the same-sex couple kissing. The caption below the photo read: “President Obama signed the repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ into law one year ago today.”
According to chicagotribune.com, Petty Officer 2nd Class Marissa Gaeta won a raffle that allowed her to be the first to kiss a significant other when their ship returned to its port in Virginia Beach.
A video uploaded by the HamptonRoads.com YouTube channel, VirginianPilot, documented Gaeta saying, “It was a dollar a ticket, I bought 50 tickets and they pulled my name at the FRG holiday party.” She went on to say how she was surprised that she won, but that it had been a good surprise.
“I think its great that we can actually be open about our relationship, since we’re both are in the military,” Gaeta’s partner, Petty Officer 3rd Class Citlalic Snell, said in a video posted by BBC.co.uk.
Mashable.com reported that the original post on The Guardian’s Tumblr has garnered over 800 likes.