Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Gay Marine Kiss Causes Stir

Embrace ... Sgt Brandon Morgan kisses boyfriend Dalan Wells



Hey folks!  This must drive Rick Santorum and his base CRAZY!


This article from The Sun newspaper in Great Britain today:


A WELCOME home kiss between a marine and his boyfriend on his return from Afghanistan has become famous worldwide after a picture of it was posted online.


Sgt Brandon Morgan was snapped as he jumped into the arms of Dalan Wells at a homecoming ceremony at his Hawaii base.
The photo became an instant internet hit after it was posted on the Gay Marines Facebook page.
And a supporter wrote: "As a veteran of the US Army it brings tears to my eyes to see you be able to express your love without fear. God bless you and your BF."
Sgt Morgan, from Oakdale, California, responded to comments: "To everyone who has responded in a positive way. My partner and I want to say thank you.
"We didn't do this to get famous, or something like that; we did this cause after three deployments and four years knowing each other, we finally told each other how we felt."
The display of affection came five months after the US Army's "Don't ask, don't tell" policy expired.
It had previously banned publicly gay men and women from serving in the military. Now servicemen and women can be open about who they love.
Sgt Morgan was not the first. He and his boyfriend followed in the footsteps of Petty Officer 2nd Class Marissa Gaeta who in December became the first lesbian to kiss her girlfriend at a homecoming ceremony.
Oh John McCain, and all the rest of the Repugs:

GET USED TO IT!


6 comments:

  1. anne marie in philly8:15 PM

    YEAH BABY YEAH!

    ReplyDelete
  2. I think this is an amazing shot, made me tear up the first time I saw it.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I can't imagine being away from Jim that long! What a beautiful picture of love.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Anne Marie,

    I love this picture!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Kimberly,

    That was my first feeling when I saw this wonderful photo. You can feel the love between these two men.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Scott,

    This will be an iconic picture. Perhaps as popular as that picture of the sailor kissing the nurse in Times Square at the end of World War II.

    ReplyDelete