Same sex couples exchange wedding vows on the first day of same-sex marriage, which goes into effect Jan. 1, 2013. : News Photo

Same sex couples exchange wedding vows on the first day of same-sex marriage, which goes into effect Jan. 1, 2013.

TILGHMAN ISLAND, MD - JANUARY 01: Ruth Siegel (left) and Nina Nethery of Silver Spring, Maryland were the first couple married at midnight at the Black Walnut Point Inn on Tilghman Island, Maryland on January 01, 2013. They have been a couple for fifteen years. Same sex couples exchange wedding vows on the first day of same-sex marriage, which goes into effect Jan. 1, 2013. (Photo by Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
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TILGHMAN ISLAND, MD - JANUARY 01: Ruth Siegel (left) and Nina Nethery of Silver Spring, Maryland were the first couple married at midnight at the Black Walnut Point Inn on Tilghman Island, Maryland on January 01, 2013. They have been a couple for fifteen years. Same sex couples exchange wedding vows on the first day of same-sex marriage, which goes into effect Jan. 1, 2013. (Photo by Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
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Ruth Siegel and Nina Nethery of Silver Spring Maryland were the first... News Photo 158866224Couple,Horizontal,Human Interest,Married,Maryland,Silver Spring,Tilghman Island,USAPhotographer Collection: The Washington Post 2013 The Washington PostTILGHMAN ISLAND, MD - JANUARY 01: Ruth Siegel (left) and Nina Nethery of Silver Spring, Maryland were the first couple married at midnight at the Black Walnut Point Inn on Tilghman Island, Maryland on January 01, 2013. They have been a couple for fifteen years. Same sex couples exchange wedding vows on the first day of same-sex marriage, which goes into effect Jan. 1, 2013. (Photo by Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post via Getty Images)