Minnesota marriage

Today the Minnesota Senate passed a gay marriage bill, making Minnesota the 12th state to do so. Tomorrow Governor Mark Dayton will sign the bill into law.

In celebration of the bill most assumed would pass, Saint Paul Mayor Chris Coleman had these flags placed on the Wabasha Street Bridge today and declared the bridge the “Freedom to Marry Bridge” for the week.

The Twitterverse lit up this afternoon in celebration of the passage. One tweet that made me pause was a statement that went something along the lines of, “Proud of my state. Proud my daughter will never know marrying someone you love was once illegal.”

This is day 133 of Photo 365.