Now that the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy has officially been repealed, proud gay and lesbian service-members can finally let their freak flags fly and openly participate in all military traditions, including the classic Navy homecoming kiss.

Yesterday, for the first time ever, Petty Officer 2nd Class Marissa Gaeta and her girlfriend, Petty Officer 3rd Class Citalic Snell, shared the customary smooch after Gaeta won the deciding lottery aboard the Oak Hill, which the two both believe “was meant to be”.

And not for nothing but – what a couple of hotties! Certainly not the brolic tomboy type I would’ve originally imagined to be protecting our seas. Ladies, we salute you!