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The 12 best things about gay marriage in Minnesota

The 12 best things about gay marriage in Minnesota
Tony Nelson

On May 13, 2013, Minnesota became the 12th state to legalize same-sex marriage, and we couldn't be prouder of the people of Minnesota who helped make this historic day possible. To celebrate this huge step forward for Minnesota, we compiled our 12 favorite things about gay marriage in the Land of 10,000 Lakes.

The 12 best things about gay marriage in Minnesota
Tony Nelson

12. Velociraptors won't learn how to open doors.

11. Anti-gay marriage protesters are terrible at spelling. And they're polygamists, apparently.

The 12 best things about gay marriage in Minnesota
Tony Nelson

10. The Mayor of Minneapolis wants to officiate your gay wedding.  

9. Our bridges look good in rainbow.

The 12 best things about gay marriage in Minnesota
Tony Nelson

8. We know how to celebrate equality in style.

The 12 best things about gay marriage in Minnesota

7. A possible $45 million boost to our economy.  

The 12 best things about gay marriage in Minnesota
Tony Nelson

6. There's so much love everywhere.

The 12 best things about gay marriage in Minnesota
Tony Nelson

5. Six months after we Voted No, we Voted Yes.

The 12 best things about gay marriage in Minnesota
Tony Nelson
The 12 best things about gay marriage in Minnesota
Tony Nelson
The 12 best things about gay marriage in Minnesota
Tony Nelson

4. You can't pigeonhole Minnesotans.  

The 12 best things about gay marriage in Minnesota

3. Our legislators make bold choices, wear bolo ties, and remind us that the Pledge of Allegiance promises "Liberty and justice for all."

The 12 best things about gay marriage in Minnesota
Tony Nelson
The 12 best things about gay marriage in Minnesota
Tony Nelson

2. We turn out for what we believe in.  

The Wabasha Bridge, renamed the Freedom to Marry Bridge for the week
The Wabasha Bridge, renamed the Freedom to Marry Bridge for the week
Mayor Chris Coleman

1. And we believe that love is the law.
See also: Cover Story: When will gay marriage be legal in Minnesota? Marriage Equality Senate Vote: People and Scenes Photos: Best Signs at the Senate Vote for Marriage Equality Photos: Marriage Equality Bill Signing: History in the Making Photos: Love is the Law Concert in St. Paul


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