Rebeca Arellano and her girlfriend Haileigh Adams have been crowned homecoming king and queen at Patrick Henry High School in San Diego, California.

ABC News is reporting that Arellano was made the school's first homecoming king during a pep rally held on Friday and Adams was made queen at the school dance on Saturday. (Video of Adams' announcement is embedded in the right panel of this page.)

“I was happier than when I won. My little Haileigh has just been announced Homecoming queen and I couldn't feel happier! Thanks to every single one of you! You guys made this happen and we are all part of something huge. I can't fully express how grateful I am. I am in completely [sic] shocked that this happened. My girl looks absolutely flawless,” Arellano wrote on Facebook.

“We have a lot of support,” Adams told ABC News, “but there are also a lot people who are angry about it. Anonymous Patrick Henry students are saying they're embarrassed and that it's wrong for a girl to take the spot of king. But there's no other way for us to run as a couple. It's not really fair for us not to have the right to run as a couple.”

Both girls came out gay in their freshman year. They've been dating for about 20 months.

Arellano called the experience “amazing.”