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Gay Couples Marry in Minnesota, Rhode Island

Margaret Miles, right, celebrates with wife Cathy ten Broeke, left, after they were married at the Minneapolis Freedom to Marry Celebration and Weddings, Aug. 1, 2013 at the Minneapolis City Hall.
Margaret Miles, right, celebrates with wife Cathy ten Broeke, left, after they were married at the Minneapolis Freedom to Marry Celebration and Weddings, Aug. 1, 2013 at the Minneapolis City Hall.
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Gay couples are marrying in Minnesota and Rhode Island -- the 12th and 13th states to allow gay marriage, along with Washington, D.C.

Minnesota law allowed gay marriages to begin Thursday, and the first such ceremony took place at Minneapolis City Hall. Other same-sex wedding ceremonies followed across the state.

Rhode Island officials also started issuing marriage licenses to gay couples when offices opened up early Thursday.

The national gay rights group Freedom to Marry estimates that just under a third of the U.S. population lives in places that allow gay marriage or honor out-of-state marriages of same-sex couples.

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by: MACDONALDBANK1 from: Toronto
August 01, 2013 12:19 PM
Being left-handed … black or being gay is just as natural. It is a sometimes rare occurrence to fall in Love and to hold that person in your heart and be loved in return ... it is something that should be celebrated! If it’s between two guys or two girls -- all the better. It takes even more courage to defend that LOVE!

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