One of the women who made national headlines for being in the Navy’s first same-sex “homecoming kiss” photo after the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” is now engaged — to a man — and has a three-year-old son.
Petty Officer 2nd Class Marissa Gaeta Placerville, Calif., won a raffle in December 2011 to be the first sailor to give her girlfriend a kiss in Virginia Beach.
The moment made Ms. Gaeta and Petty Officer 3rd Class Citlalic Snell famous.
But a follow-up by the Virginia Pilot over the weekend adds an unexpected twist to the story: Ms. Snell is now engaged to a man named Greg and the two have a son.
“I almost felt we were going to let people down,” Ms. Snell, a former fire controlman who exited the military last year, told the newspaper of the 2012 breakup..