Maryfrances and Stephanie have been together for 12 years and have two young daughters together. Today, the Urbandale, Iowa, couple is planning to get married. Stephanie says she's not necessarily surprised that this change is happening in her home state. "It is a very progressive state, and actually, I think the saying is that 'As goes Iowa, so goes the nation,'" she says. "Hopefully that is what's going to happen with gay marriage."

Stephanie says she's getting married in a pink Tracy Reese dress like the one First Lady Michelle Obama wore on the cover of People magazine last month. "We have two gorgeous little girls that will have gorgeous little dresses," Maryfrances says. "I will just be wearing a white shirt so that they can all stand out."


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