WDAY.com

WDAZ: Your Home Team

Published July 31, 2013, 06:53 PM

Couples prepare for midnight ceremonies on eve of Minnesota same-sex marriage law

Wednesday night at midnight same sex couples will line up at the Polk County Government Center in Crookston and elsewhere around Minnesota to get married.

By: Victor Correa, WDAZ

Wednesday night at midnight same sex couples will line up at the Polk County Government Center in Crookston and elsewhere around Minnesota to get married.

The state's gay marriage bill goes into effect Thursday, and offices in Polk County are staying open to usher in ceremonies. Three couples have signed up for midnight ceremonies and all of them are from North Dakota.

Minnesota doesn't have a residency restriction and couples who've signed up have told us that they don't want to wait to get married. As the hours tick away and August 1st gets closer, cities in Minnesota and even Grand Forks have been getting ready for this slew of new marriages. Bridal shops are getting new merchandise geared towards same sex marriages and bakeries have reported booking orders for gay couples. While couples getting married are very excited, officials in Polk county say this is just business as usual.

Tags: