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Published May 14, 2013, 06:22 PM

MN Gov. Dayton signs gay marriage bill

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton has signed a bill that legalizes gay marriage. Minnesota is now the 12th state to do so.

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton has signed a bill that legalizes gay marriage. Minnesota is now the 12th state to do so.

Thousands of cheering spectators filled the south lawn of the state Capitol for the outdoor ceremony, with rainbow and American flags fluttering in a sweltering breeze. Dayton thanked legislators for political courage before signing the bill. His signature came just a day after the state Senate approved it. The city of St. Paul is throwing a giant celebration in honor of the landmark legislation. Thousands are expected at the outdoor "Love is Law" concert. It is being held at Ecolab Plaza with more than a half dozen performers.

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