The marriage bill signed into law May 14, 2013 by Governor Mark Dayton makes Minnesota the 12th state in the country to legalize same-sex marriage. The law goes into effect August 1, 2013.
Same-sex couples received nearly 1 in 3 marriage licenses issued in Minnesota since they were allowed to wed, The Associated Press found in a statewide survey of the first month's impact of the new gay marriage law.
Demonstrators from a controversial church in Topeka, Kan., came to Minnesota Thursday to protest the first day of same-sex marriage in the state.
Gays and lesbians who live and work in Minnesota's border communities know they must deal with some practical realities of love and the law.
Minnesota for Marriage will back legislators who voted against the law, oppose those who supported it.
As the clock struck midnight and same-sex marriage became legal in Minnesota, dozens of couples said, "I do." MPR News asked a handful of them to read their wedding vows in front of a camera.
Justin Metz and Richie DePaolis, who currently live in West Fargo, N.D., were among the first 18 same-sex couples who repeated vows in a Moorhead, Minn. courthouse in the early morning hours of Aug. 1, 2013. Photographer Ann Arbor Miller spent the evening with the couple and sent this photo essay.
The largest midnight same-sex marriage celebration happened at Minneapolis City Hall, where Mayor R.T. Rybak officiated more than three dozen weddings.
Dozens of well-wishers with signs and noisemakers greeted couples leaving the Clay County Courthouse in Moorhead after a midnight ceremony. It became legal for same-sex couples to marry in Minnesota today.
Minnesota becomes the 12th state in the nation where same-sex marriage is legal starting at midnight.
The Mayo Clinic says its Minnesota employees who are in same-sex domestic partnerships will have to get married if they want their partners to remain eligible for health insurance -- now that the state has legalized same-sex marriage.
What if Minnesota's overnight crop of newlyweds shows the rest of us how it's done?
After some epic political battles, same-sex couples will be able to marry legally in Minnesota starting at midnight tonight. For some, it's the culmination of years of waiting or fighting. For others, it's a milestone they thought would never arrive.
Couples who are lining up to wed when same-sex marriage becomes reality in Minnesota early Thursday are getting some help from Betty Crocker.
Couples should enter marriage thoughtfully, says a financial adviser.
Project 515 and OutFront Minnesota, two groups that successfully fought to change the law, created a website for vendors eager to serve this new slice of the wedding market.