Without nearly as much fanfare, same-sex partners Jason Pickel and Darren Black Bear were able to exploit a loophole in Oklahoma law in order to become the state's first legally married gay couple.
Despite being one of the gayest states, Oklahoma prohibits same-sex marriage in the strictest of terms, and a resolution to reaffirm the definition of marriage as being between one man and one woman passed unanimously in the state's House of Representatives earlier this year (though 16 Democrats did walk out in protest).
However, after the Defense of Marriage Act was struck down by the Supreme Court back in June (over Oklahoma's objection), Pickel decided to phone up the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribe's courthouse to see if he and his partner could tie the knot.
The tribal code states that any two people of Native American descent who live within the tribe's jurisdiction can get a marriage license, irrespective of gender.
Pickel and Black Bear meet both requirements.
Despite the historic significance of their legally-binding union, Pickel says the fight is far from won.