Monday, February 27, 2012


Thanks, JOE, for sending this.

Monday, February 27, 2012 6:56 PM
. A Marine's Homecoming Kiss Goes Viral
.By Liz Goodwin
National Affairs Reporter
.PostsEmailRSS .By Liz Goodwin | The Lookout – 6 hrs ago....Email
Marine Brandon Morgan's homecoming.Five months after the military's
ban on openly gay service expired, a photo of a young gay Marine's
homecoming kiss has gone viral.
Nearly 15,000 people have liked the picture on Facebook, which was
posted in a group for gay Marines on Saturday.

The Marine, Brandon Morgan, posted a response on his Facebook wall
according to the JoeMyGod blog. "To everyone who has responded in a
positive way. My partner and I want to say thank you. Dalan, the giant
in the photo, can't believe how many shares and likes we have gotten
on this. We didn't do this to get famous,or something like that we did
this cause after 3 deployments and four years knowing each other, we
finally told each other how we felt," Morgan wrote.

He responded to "haters" who criticized him for kissing in uniform.
"If the Sergeants Major, Captains, Majors, and Colonels around us
didn't care...then why do you care what these random people have to

In December, two female naval petty officers became the first same-sex
couple to share the traditional first kiss on the pier when the ship
returned from an 80-day deployment.


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Gary Kelly said...

What are "haters" doing on a group for gay marines anyway?

Coop said...

A Public Display of Affection?
Yeeeeeeeuck. :-}

J said...

The displeasure of those who don't like people in uniform kissing eachother reminds me of a bit of history. When Adm. Elmo Zumwalt was Chief of Naval Operations he had the honor of pinning the stars on the shoulder of the first woman to be made an admiral. Pinning complete, he kissed her on the cheek. There was an uproar from those who said that one flag officer should not kiss another. Zumwalt's response was a classic: "I don't know why they're so upset. People have been saying for years that I've had to kiss a lot of admirals to get where I am."

JustinO'Shea said...

hahahaaaa. . ..that is a good tale!

GreginAdelaide said...

I can't get that picture to open, try as I may.

Coop got me curious, could it be that bad? Or does he throw up at EVERY show of public affection? Heehee!