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TILGHMAN ISLAND, Md. (WUSA) Seven couples lined up to marry at the Black Walnut Inn in Tilghman Island on the first day same sex weddings were legal in Maryland.

Among the couples were Senior Chief Petty Officer Duane Beebe and his partner Jonathan Franqui.

"After 20 years in the Navy and being able to do this openly after don't ask don't tell and now being able to be legally married, its wonderful," Beebe said.