(ABC News) Like many young couples, Jessica Port and Virginia Anne Cowan fell hard for each other and decided to head to the alter.

The Maryland couple tied the knot in California in 2010 during the period when same-sex marriage was legal. But the romance ended after two year union and divorce papers being filed.

“Everything went as planned and then it was denied on the basis of us being female,” Port told ABCNews.com.

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