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Gay couples don't waste a minute getting married in Minnesota

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MINNEAPOLIS (WKOW) -- Dozens of gay couples get married in Minnesota as soon as the clock changed over to the new day.

August 1 is the first day same-sex couples can legally marry in Minnesota, and many courthouses and other venues held ceremonies at 12:01 a.m. Amy Petrich and Holli Bartlet from Wykoff, Iowa were the first to be married after the new law took effect. They were legally married at the Mall of America in a ceremony at midnight. That's where they got engaged last year. Petrich says, "I think that's the biggest thing, because we've only been together for two and a half years. There's people that have been together 30 or 40 years, and I feel like, for them, this is so big as well and for the future people. I think it's great."

Justin Metz and his fiance Richie DePaolis got married Thursday. Metz said, "In addition to the traditional marriage, we get a chance to be part of history and to live as a part of that." DePaolis added, "We just thought it would be a once in a lifetime opportunity to take part in this."

Rhode Island is also allowing gay marriage as of Thursday. Ceremonies there were set to start later in the morning.

 


 

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