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Gay Male Couple's 'First Kiss' Makes Navy History

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Petty Officer 2nd Class Thomas Sawicki shares "first kiss" with his boyfriend following his return to Naval Base Point Loma in San Diego.
Petty Officer 2nd Class Thomas Sawicki shares "first kiss" with his boyfriend following his return to Naval Base Point Loma in San Diego.Petty Officer 2nd Class Kyle Carlstrom / U.S. Navy

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Petty Officer 2nd Class Thomas Sawicki, winner of the "first kiss" lottery, greets his boyfriend following the return of the Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS San Francisco (SSN 711) to Naval Base Point Loma in San Diego on Monday, after completing an extended seven-month deployment to the Western Pacific region.

The San Diego man and his partner were the first male same-sex couple to be chosen for the ceremonial first kiss.

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