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Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton Signs Marriage Equality Bill Into Law

The law, allowing same-sex couples to marry, takes effect Aug. 1. Minnesota is the 12th state, plus DC, to recognize marriage equality, following on the heels of passage in Rhode Island and Delaware.


Governor Mark Dayton

@GovMarkDayton

It’s history #mnmarriage #mnleg #stribpol


TshirtToby

@TshirtToby

Gov Dayton sits down and signs bill legalizing same sex marriage in Minnesota. Done.
#MNmarriage


Jeffrey Thompson

@jeffreythompson

Gov. Dayton signing marriage bill


tomscheck

@tomscheck

Gov. Dayton spokesman —> “@bobhume: State patrol estimates the crowd at 6000.”

Massive crowds #mnmarriage

— Jeffrey Thompson (@jeffreythompson)

Jeffrey Thompson

@jeffreythompson

Massive crowds #mnmarriage

Justice & equality win. Gov. Dayton has signed MN same sex marriage bill, making ours the 12th state where, truly,"all you need is love."

— U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan (@USRepRickNolan)

U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan

@USRepRickNolan

Justice & equality win. Gov. Dayton has signed MN same sex marriage bill, making ours the 12th state where, truly,”all you need is love.”

There you go MN!!!!!! Dayton signs same-sex marriage law at outdoor ceremony http://t.co/KS84lV5xCM

— Ben Dymond (@dynamobikes)

Ben Dymond

@dynamobikes

There you go MN!!!!!! Dayton signs same-sex marriage law at outdoor ceremony http://t.co/KS84lV5xCM

At the Capitol for Gov. Dayton's signing of the marriage bill. Witnessing history. #samelove

— Will Hoverman (@Will_Hoverman)

Will Hoverman

@Will_Hoverman

At the Capitol for Gov. Dayton’s signing of the marriage bill. Witnessing history. #samelove

The day belongs to decent minded people. Minnesota Governor Dayton has signed the freedom to marry into law.

— Josh Ortiz (@joshortiz)

Josh Ortiz

@joshortiz

The day belongs to decent minded people. Minnesota Governor Dayton has signed the freedom to marry into law.

my homie mark dayton comin through on this one

— Lucy Trotter (@lucayy97)

Lucy Trotter

@lucayy97

my homie mark dayton comin through on this one

Displaying colors #mnmarriage #mnleg

— Jeffrey Thompson (@jeffreythompson)

Jeffrey Thompson

@jeffreythompson

Displaying colors #mnmarriage #mnleg

Woot woot Minnesota! Dayton has signed and legalized the freedom to marry!

— Natalie Duncan (@nat_dunks)

Natalie Duncan

@nat_dunks

Woot woot Minnesota! Dayton has signed and legalized the freedom to marry!

A few silent tears watching Dayton sign marriage equality while preparing dinner at the group home. #time4marriage #ifinallybelong

— Blake MacKenzie (@BlakeMacKenzie)

Blake MacKenzie

@BlakeMacKenzie

A few silent tears watching Dayton sign marriage equality while preparing dinner at the group home. #time4marriage #ifinallybelong

Tiago Ferreira and Paul Kuechenmeister relaxing in the sun. #mnmarriage #mnleg

— Jeffrey Thompson (@jeffreythompson)

Jeffrey Thompson

@jeffreythompson

Tiago Ferreira and Paul Kuechenmeister relaxing in the sun. #mnmarriage #mnleg

The Law Allows Same-Sex Couples To Marry Beginning Aug. 1:

Gov Dayton signed the bill and now my birthday is going to become the marriage anniversary of many, many happy couples. #August1 #mnmarriage

— Matt Smith (@MattSmithNow)

Matt Smith

@MattSmithNow

Gov Dayton signed the bill and now my birthday is going to become the marriage anniversary of many, many happy couples. #August1 #mnmarriage

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Chris Geidner is the legal editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in Washington, D.C. In 2014, Geidner won the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association award for journalist of the year.
Contact Chris Geidner at chris.geidner@buzzfeed.com.
 
 

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