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Minnesota Marriage! Adorable Wedding Scenes From Another State With Equality

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Slade Sohmer


By Slade Sohmer on August 1, 2013


A few dozen couples rushed to City Hall in Minneapolis at 12:01 am early Thursday morning to marry say “I do” to the ones they love.

Rhode Island and Minnesota officially became the 12th and 13th U.S. states to usher in the Era of Marriage Equality. In Minnesota, adorable and wonderful weddings began just after the stroke of midnight. In Rhode Island, couples had to wait until city offices opened at 8:30 am.

Cathy ten Broeke, right, and Margaret Miles, left, were the first couple to be married, seen here with their five-year-old son Louie. They were married by Reverend James Gertmenian, left, and Mayor R.T. Rybak at the Minneapolis Freedom to Marry Celebration and Weddings.

AP Photo/Stacy Bengs

AP Photo/Stacy Bengs

A close-up via @MNChuck, whose great pics you should check out here.

via @MNChuck

via @MNChuck

Jubilation, she loves me again, I fall on the floor and I’m laughing.

AP Photo/Stacy Bengs

AP Photo/Stacy Bengs

Some Vines to devour:

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The AP weighs in with a quick report from City Hall:

Al Giraud and Jeff Isaacson were the first gay men to be married:

MN marriage

Matt Stopera’s on the scene in Minnesota. He writes: “6:37 AM. Dorothy and jackie. 33 years together. The last wedding. Phew.”

MN last

The Twin Cities Gay Men’s Chorus sang on the steps inside City Hall:

AP Photo/Stacy Bengs

AP Photo/Stacy Bengs

MN chorus

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More from the adorable proceedings:

AP Photo/Stacy Bengs

AP Photo/Stacy Bengs

AP Photo/Stacy Bengs

AP Photo/Stacy Bengs

AP Photo/Stacy Bengs

AP Photo/Stacy Bengs

The early morning festivities looked delicious.

via Wilde Roast Cafe

via Wilde Roast Cafe

The line wasn’t too bad, according to Stopera.

MN line

Yet another precious moment, via @buzzeder:

MN marriage 2

Freedom to Marry estimates that about a third of the U.S. population now lives in places where same-sex marriage is legal. Onward.

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