Meet the First Four Gay Couples to Marry in St. Louis (PHOTOS)
Tod Martin & David Gray
The next couple to marry Wednesday night was Tod Martin and David Gray, who've been together in a committed relationship since 1991. Martin and Gray got engaged a year ago, when the U.S. Supreme Court overthrew the Defense of Marriage Act, and they have lived in Tower Grove South since 1997.
Tod Martin and David Gray pose outside city hall, where they were married on June 25.
Gray, an avid racing cyclist, graduated with a degree in electrical engineering from Vanderbilt University and moved to St. Louis in 1990, where he eventually earned an M.B.A. from Washington University. He's currently the senior project manager for information technology at Edward Jones.
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Martin, who also graduated from Vanderbilt with degrees in chemistry and molecular biology, earned a PhD in neuroscience from Washington University. But it was politics, not science, that eventually took his interest. After volunteering for political campaigns, Martin started to work for elected officials, including Slay, and eventually joined Senator Claire McCaskill's office, now as deputy chief of staff.
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