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A rainbow flag flew in front of the Minnesota Capitol building Tuesday night, May 14 as 6,000 people celebrated a new gay marriage law. (Forum News Service photo by Don Davis)

Gay couples ready for married rights

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ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's gay community never has known such joy.

That joy showed Tuesday night as American and rainbow flags flew in front of the state Capitol when Minnesota became the 12th state to embrace same-sex marriage. Minnesota gays and their supporters could not contain their enthusiasm during a 45-minute ceremony featuring Governor Mark Dayton signing the historic legislation.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
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