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11/07/2012 02:16 pm ET | Updated Feb 02, 2016

Maryland Lesbian Couple Gets Engaged At Obama's Election Night Celebration

Election Night proved significant on a more personal level for one Maryland-based lesbian couple.

Keesha Patterson of Ft. Washington, Md. popped the question to her girlfriend Rowan Ha during the reelection celebration for President Barack Obama in Chicago.

Fortunately for the happy couple, they'll soon be able to tie the knot for real right at home, as Maryland joined Maine in affirming same-sex marriage by a popular vote on Election Night.

Take a look at the romantic photo below:

keesha patterson proposal

See what Ellen DeGeneres, Chaz Bono, Neil Patrick Harris and other LGBT celebrities had to say about Obama's re-election and the same-sex marriage victories below:

LGBT Celebrities On Election Night

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