back to top

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.

Posted on

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

Earworms Podcast@EarwormsPodcastFollow

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

4:17 PM - 06 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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.

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

Joe Henke@JoeHenkeFollow

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

2:45 PM - 06 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Advertisement

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

Advertisement

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

Liz Bryant@LizBryantTVFollow

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

6:15 PM - 06 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Advertisement

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.

Contact Ali Vingiano at alison.vingiano@buzzfeed.com.

Got a confidential tip? Submit it here.