Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak takes a moment to himself Wednesday in the Minneapolis City Hall as he prepares for the evening’s weddings. Dozens of Minnesota gay couples made last-minute preparations Wednesday for midnight marriages, determined to exchange vows at the earliest possible moment under a new state law legalizing same-sex marriage. (Jim Gehrz/The Star Tribune/Associated Press
At midnight, gay marriage
ST. PAUL — Minnesota same-sex couples wed both in large groups and intimate settings early today as state law specifically allows gay marriages for the first time.
“I am proud that Minnesota ... is in the forefront,” Gov.
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