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Photo: Another gay kiss marks aircraft carrier homecoming

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Remember the iconic image of a long-deployed Marine locking lips with his boyfriend in Hawaii? Well, now there’s a similar photo out of Bremerton, Washington.

Seattlepi.com photo intern Joe Dyer captured a striking image while photographing the return of the John C. Stennis aircraft carrier in Bremerton Friday morning. Homecomings are typically an emotional event for service members and their loved ones, and Joe captured this photo of Jonathan Jewell (rank e5) greeting boyfriend Sean Sutton with a kiss.

Sean Sutton greets his boyfriend of 2 years Jonathan Jewell rank E5 with a kiss after he returned from his seven month deployment aboard John C. Stennis aircraft carrier in Bremerton WA. On Friday, March 02, 2012. (Joe Dyer/seattlepi.com)

Here’s another view of the kiss.

Sean Sutton greets his boyfriend of 2 years Jonathan Jewell rank E5 with a kiss after he returned from his seven month deployment aboard John C. Stennis aircraft carrier in Bremerton WA. On Friday, March 02, 2012. (Joe Dyer/seattlepi.com)

The photo comes about five months after the repeal of the military’s “don’t ask don’t tell” policy, which prohibited gay servicemen from openly acknowledging their sexuality. You might remember a similar photo from Virginia Beach last year, showing two female naval officers sharing a kiss.

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5 Responses

  1. LynneB says:

    “I’m sure either of these servicemen could beat the crap out of any enemies or homophobes that got in their way.”

    Really? They’d have to stop complaining first!

  2. Tyson says:

    Awesome and incredible. I’m sure either of these servicemen could beat the crap out of any enemies or homophobes that got in their way.

  3. MJ says:

    Disgraceful !

  4. Dick Chanary says:

    Thanks for the good laugh America Sam.

  5. America Gentleman Samuel says:

    May our enemies tremble in fear.