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Gay Oklahoma Sooners Pole Vaulter Drives 553 Miles To Marry His Husband

04/21/2015 10:20 am ET | Updated Feb 02, 2016

On June 19, 2014, I got married. To a man. And both of us live in Oklahoma.

It was something I wouldn't have thought possible a couple of years ago. But on June 16, 2014, my future husband, Scott Williams, and I got up at 5 a.m. and drove my 2012 ruby red Yukon Denali 553 miles in 8 hours and 16 minutes to the Land of Enchantment. At that time, it was not legal to marry in the state of Oklahoma. We decided we were not going to wait on someone else’s agenda and decided to get married legally in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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