Florida detective David Currie married his boyfriend in uniform with the support of his department.

Currie, 50, and Aaron Woodard, 33, were among the couples who got hitched shortly after midnight on Tuesday in Broward County, Florida.

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According to The Miami Herald, Currie's superiors supported his decision to marry in uniform.

“I felt if he was going to have the milestone night of his nights and if he was proud enough of the agency to wear the uniform then I certainly felt that it would be a great thing and wanted to allow him to wear the uniform at a very important night in his life,” Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said.

“It's a really great feeling,” said Currie. “I think about how I did an amazing thing last night. I'm very excited, not only for me personally but for what it means for [the] state of Florida, for people who have careers like mine where being gay is not that cool … it's not easily acceptable.”

The couple, together for a little more than a year, said they plan on starting a family soon.