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Jonathan Franqui and US Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer Dwayne Beebe... News PhotoChesapeake Bay,Exchanging,Grounds,Holding Hands,Maryland - State,Petty Officer,Social Issues,USA,Vertical,Wedding VowsPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPJonathan Franqui (L) and US Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer Dwayne Beebe hold hands on the grounds of the Black Walnut Point Inn on the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland where they exchanged marriage vows on Janaury 1, 2013. New Year's Day marked the beginning of same-sex marriage in Maryland, one of nine US states to recognize marriage equality. Several gay and lesbian couples in Maryland tied the knot on New Year's Day when same-sex marriage became legal in the mid-Atlantic state. AFP PHOTO / Robert MacPherson (Photo credit should read Robert MacPherson/AFP/Getty Images)