Darren Black Bear and Jason Pickel were about to take a road trip to Iowa to get married when Jason had a thought.
Both men have Native American blood so Pickel called the Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribal Court in and asked if they could marry on tribal land.
“I was really expecting a big no,” he began telling KOCO. “I thought, we’re on our way to Iowa, but I called the tribe and they said, ‘Yeah come on down, its twenty bucks.”
Oklahoma has a law describing marriage as being between a man and a woman but the Cheyenne-Arapho tribe doesn’t.
This won’t be the first time the tribe has performed a same sex marriage. Yahoo News reports another couple took their vows on Indian land in 2012 but chose to keep the wedding a secret.
Despite the fact the pair were married inside Oklahoma’s borders that union will not be officially recognized by the state but they do plan to try and file their federal taxes as a couple.
Pickel told KOKH he and Black Bear aren’t focused on that right now.
"We're just super excited and we're hoping that everybody will soon have equality across America."
An open wedding celebration is planned for October 31st in Watonga, Oklahoma.