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Gay Couples Wed After Supreme Court Order

The Supreme Court on Monday allowed same-sex couples to marry in Utah, Oklahoma, Wisconsin, Indiana and Virginia.

Sen. Jim Dabakis marries Yolanda Pascua, left, and Laekin Rogers as she wipes away tears on Monday, Oct. 6, at the Salt Lake County Complex in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Supreme Court on Monday allowed gays and lesbians to wed in Utah, Oklahoma, Wisconsin, Indiana and Virginia. The order will likely expand to six other states in the area covered by the three circuit courts that had previously ruled in favor of same-sex marriage, bringing to 30 the number of states that allow gay nuptials (D.C. does, too).

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Rev. Robin Gorsline, left, marries Nicole Pries, second from left, and Lindsey Oliver, one of the first same-sex couples in Virginia to be married, on Monday, outside a Richmond court building in Richmond, Va.

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Jim Derrick, left, and Alfie Travassos, right, get married by Rev. Justin Lopez at the Salt Lake County Government Complex in Salt Lake City, Utah, on Monday.

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Katie Burris, left, and her partner Evangeline Cook embrace after receiving their marriage license at the Marion County Clerks office in Indianapolis, Ind., on Monday.

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Will Higgins, center left, and Kip Nielson who were married last year in Washington, embrace as they witness a same-sex marriage at the Salt Lake County Complex on Monday.

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Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals Judge Jane Wiseman, right, officiates in the marriage ceremony of Sharon Baldwin, left, and Mary Bishop, second from left, on the courthouse steps in Tulsa, Okla., on Monday. Bishop and Baldwin were the lead plaintiffs who challenged Oklahoma's ban on same-sex marriage in 2004, shortly after 76 percent of Oklahoma voters approved the ban. The wedding came after the U.S. Supreme Court earlier Monday declined to take up the state's appeal in the case, and a federal appeals court lifted its stay. Toby Jenkins, witness, is at center.

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Couples wait in line to get married at a multi-marriage ceremony at Mayflower Congregational Church in Oklahoma City, Okla., on Monday.

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Gregory Enke and spouse Ariel Ulloa celebrate after getting married at the Salt Lake County clerk's office in Salt Lake City, on Monday.

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Abbi Huber, 23, left, and Talia Frolkis, 27, both of Madison, Wis., exit the City County Building in Madison after applying for a marriage license with the Dane County Clerk of Courts, on Monday

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