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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.

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It's history #mnmarriage #mnleg #stribpol

Governor Mark Dayton

@GovMarkDayton

It's history #mnmarriage #mnleg #stribpol

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

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

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

tomscheck

@tomscheck

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

my homie mark dayton comin through on this one

Jeffrey Thompson

@jeffreythompson

Displaying colors #mnmarriage #mnleg

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

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

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

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

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

Chris Geidner is the legal editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in Washington, DC. 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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