“It’s just a wonderful celebration, and we want to be part of it,” said Harvey Zuckman.
“To me, the moral compass is disintegrating... Not just changing — disintegrating.” said Mary O'Neill.
Mayor RT Rybak practicing for tonight's historic first gay marriage at midnight at city hall. @startribune
"It is literally a labor of love. We just are pretty moved to be in a position to help with all of this," said Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak.
Bouquets for 2 of our brides who will be married at midnight!!!! #marriageequality #mnmarriage #marriedatmidnight
This is a sad, sad day for Minnesota and our country. The Rise and Fall of the United States.CountrygentJul 31, 2013 at 5:57 PMFor some, the law taking effect Thursday signals a deteriorating society: In the midst of the celebration about same-sex marriage, some Minnesotans are quietly mourning.
Prepping for gay marriage at midnight at city hall #Minneapolis @startribune
"When we wake up tomorrow morning, the bells of freedom, sounding a lot like wedding bells, will be ringing Minnesota. We weep with joy." - Senator Scott Dibble, DFL-Mpls., helped champion the effort to allow same-sex couples in Minnesota to marry.
Minneapolis City Hall is getting decked out. Photo: Renee Jones Schneider, Star Tribune. See more photos in our gallery: strib.mn
Gay couples who wed in Minnesota will gain access to the 1,138 federal legal advantages of marriage, and for most, these laws will save them tens of thousands of dollars over the decades. But marriage comes with a variety of financial implications, some of which are still being worked out. Econ reporter Adam Belz takes a look.
Overnight kit for shooting gay marriage at midnight and beyond. @startribune