Mayor Rybak to officiate first two same-sex marriages
Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak today introduced the first two same-sex couples that he will marry at Minneapolis City Hall just past midnight on August 1. Mayor Rybak will officiate the weddings of Margaret Miles and Cathy ten Broeke and Al Giraud and Jeff Isaacson.
"August 1 will be one of the most historic days for freedom and equal rights in the history of Minneapolis," said Rybak. "And we are thrilled to celebrate it with the joy and dignity that these two couples, the others that we will marry and everyone in our city deserves."
August 1 is the first day that it will be legal for same-sex marriages in Minnesota after the legislature passed the amendment earlier this year.