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PHOTOS: With all the fighting we’ve had to do for our rights, it can be easy to forget that sometimes it’s just about love. On March 30, Navy Senior Chief Dwayne D. Beebe married Jonathan Franqui in a beautiful ceremony at Old Christ Church in Pensacola, Florida. The two met in 2011 and actually got engaged at the San Diego Pride Parade, the first time gay and lesbian service members were allowed to march in uniform.

“My wish was that I wanted to start a family so that my own family could be proud of me,” Jonathan said during his vows. “After I met Dwayne and introduced him to my family, my dad and mom opened up a little more and saw that we were truly in love.”

As you can see in the photos below, their love was celebrated by friends, family and fellow service members. For more on Dwayne and Jonathan, visit the Freedom to Marry website.

Photos: Red Stone Photography

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