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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.

Posted on October 6, 2014, at 7:28 p.m. ET

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.

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.

Lauren Tidwell and Sara Yarbrough (R) fill out paperwork to be the first gay couple in Oklahoma County to receive a marriage license in Oklahoma City.
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Lauren Tidwell and Sara Yarbrough (R) fill out paperwork to be the first gay couple in Oklahoma County to receive a marriage license in Oklahoma City.

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

Longtime couple Bo Bass (front) and Kenny Wright embraced as they waited in line to apply for a license.

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They have been together for 18 years.

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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.

Jennifer Hasler (L) and Karina Tittjung embrace after receiving their marriage license.
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Jennifer Hasler (L) and Karina Tittjung embrace after receiving their marriage license.

Jennifer Hasler (L) and Karina Tittjung smile after receiving their marriage license at the Oklahoma County courthouse in Oklahoma City.
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Jennifer Hasler (L) and Karina Tittjung smile after receiving their marriage license at the Oklahoma County courthouse in Oklahoma City.

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