PORTLAND, Ore. (CBS Seattle) — An Oregon high school named a lesbian couple homecoming princess and princess.

Students at Cleveland High School in Portland voted for seniors Laurel Osborne and Sophia Schoenfeld to its homecoming court.

“At first, I didn’t think it was that big of a deal. I thought, ‘That’s cool.’ But there was an article written about it and it was really cool when I noticed how much of an impact it had,” Schoenfeld told KPTV. “A lot of teachers came up to us and said, ‘Congratulations, it’s a really big step.'”

The school does not select an actual homecoming king and queen, instead just nominating six people for homecoming court.

“Everyone in our class congratulated us and was super excited about it,” Osborne told KPTV. “We were so happy to be nominated.”

Paul Cook, the school’s principal, was proud of the student body for voting for Schoenfeld and Osborne.

“It speaks volumes,” Cook told The Clarion, the school’s newspaper.

It was the first time in the school’s history a same-sex couple was named to homecoming court.

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