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Oklahoma student speaks out about being expelled from Christian college after same-sex wedding

BY DYLAN GOFORTH, Tulsa World Modified: July 15, 2014 at 11:06 am •  Published: July 15, 2014

Christian Minard and her longtime girlfriend, Kadyn Parks, were driving through New Mexico in March, exploring some of the state's scenery when they settled on a courthouse in Albuquerque for their marriage. 

Minard, 22, a student at Southwestern Christian University in Bethany, said she and Parks had dated for more than three years before they decided to wed. Unable to get married in Oklahoma because of the state's present same-sex marriage ban, they had settled on New Mexico.

Four months later the couple found themselves thrust into the same-sex marriage debate raging in Oklahoma and across the nation.

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