Minnesota Marriage! Adorable Wedding Scenes From Another State With Equality SHARE: Tweet 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 A close-up via @MNChuck, whose great pics you should check out here. via @MNChuck Jubilation, she loves me again, I fall on the floor and I’m laughing. AP Photo/Stacy Bengs Some Vines to devour: SEE ALSO: • Minnesota’s I-35W Bridge Lit Up Like a Rainbow • 83-Year-Old Edie Windsor Explain What Marriage Means The AP weighs in with a quick report from City Hall: Al Giraud and Jeff Isaacson were the first gay men to be married: Matt Stopera’s on the scene in Minnesota. He writes: “6:37 AM. Dorothy and jackie. 33 years together. The last wedding. Phew.” The Twin Cities Gay Men’s Chorus sang on the steps inside City Hall: AP Photo/Stacy Bengs SEE ALSO: • Republican Mark Kirk Wisely Hops on Marriage Equality Bandwagon • The ‘Golden Girls’ NAILED Marriage Equality Back in 1991 More from the adorable proceedings: AP Photo/Stacy Bengs AP Photo/Stacy Bengs AP Photo/Stacy Bengs The early morning festivities looked delicious. via Wilde Roast Cafe The line wasn’t too bad, according to Stopera. Yet another precious moment, via @buzzeder: Freedom to Marry estimates that about a third of the U.S. population now lives in places where same-sex marriage is legal. Onward. MOST RECENT BY Slade Sohmer:The New White House Christmas CardSmokin' Teaser: House of Cards to Return on Valentine's Day 2014Ellsbury Dough Boy Was Kinda Easy, Eh? Slade Sohmer Slade Sohmer is editor-in-chief of HyperVocal and co-host of SiriusXM's daily "Politics Powered By Twitter" program. Tweet him at @SladeHV.