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Heartwarming Pictures From The First Same-Sex Weddings In Oklahoma

Same-sex couples were allowed Monday to wed legally for the first time in the state's history.

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The Oklahoma County Courthouse began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples Monday after the U.S. Supreme Court denied to hear a challenge to the ban in Oklahoma and four other states.

Oklahoma issued its first same-sex marriage license today, from @tulsaworld: http://t.co/FKjqJJvvSl

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Oklahoma issued its first same-sex marriage license today, from @tulsaworld: http://t.co/FKjqJJvvSl

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Longtime couple Mary Bishop and Sharon Baldwin first filed a federal challenge to Oklahoma's same-sex marriage ban back in 2004. On Monday, the couple was among the first to get a marriage license.

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The marriage license for Mary Bishop and Sharon Baldwin. Same sex marriages in Oklahoma have begun.

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The marriage license for Mary Bishop and Sharon Baldwin. Same sex marriages in Oklahoma have begun.

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The first couple to wed in Oklahoma County was Lauren Tidwell and Sara Yarbrough, News Oklahoma reports.

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Sara Yarbrough, and Lauren Tidwell, wait for their paperwork to be processed at the Oklahoma County Annex Building while applying for a marriage license.

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Weddings were officiated outside of the courthouse after couples received their paperwork.

NOW: wedding for Sharon & Mary- leaders of marriage equality in Oklahoma- on steps of Tulsa courthouse @KJRH2HD

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NOW: wedding for Sharon & Mary- leaders of marriage equality in Oklahoma- on steps of Tulsa courthouse @KJRH2HD

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Same-sex marriage also became legal again in Utah, Wisconsin, and Indiana today; in Virginia and Oklahoma, however, same-sex marriage has never been legal, making today's ceremonies the first the states have seen.

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