Love is now the Law in Minnesota!!!

Posted on May 14, 2013 in Capital notes 2013 | 7 Comments
Love is now the Law in Minnesota!!!

Today the Senate led by Senator Scott Dibble passed the Marriage Equality Bill.  Tomorrow Governor Dayton will sign the Bill into law and on August 1, 2013 LGBT people will have full equal rights to marry the ones they love.

There were a handful of protesters.

However their prayers were not answered on this day.

There was only one Republican, Branden Petersen, who voted for the Bill.  He acknowledge his future was uncertain with this vote, but he knew in his heart as a Libertarian that this was the right thing to do

Randi and Phil Reitan who’s son Jacob inspired them to fight for Marriage rights for many years listened to the debate.

Doug Benson and his partner Duane Ganawski waited for the results.  Doug has been protesting outside the House and Senate Chambers every day since 2007 for Marriage Equality.

Senator Dibble’s partner Richard Leyva couldn’t have been more proud as he listened to Scott’s closing statement.

And the Yeas have it.

What a difference two years has made.

Thank you Richard Carlbom and MN United for ALL families for helping get us here.


Love is the Law!

August 1, 2013 the end of a very long road to equal rights for all.





  1. Claudia Kaul
    May 14, 2013

    LOVE IS THE LAW! Congratulations to all Minnesotans on this wonderful day when we finally gave marriage equality to all! Beautiful coverage Terry. Thanks for documenting this history changing event! Love to you and yours!

  2. Kathleen J Smith
    May 14, 2013

    Many thanks Terry, for sharing these beautiful pictures. Those of us whose hearts were in St. Paul today (and for many days prior) have been there in spirit and in love. What a great day, made especially so by folks like you who posted pictures and made us feel more a part of this historic day. Thanks again!

  3. Valerie Frank
    May 14, 2013

    Fabulous Day for all of us who side with equallity and justice for all of our brothers and sisters. These are wonderful photos that share this momentous occassion. Very moving and very real-straight to the heart!

    May we all celebrate today in gaining this law against intolerance and hypocracy.

  4. Pam Colby
    May 14, 2013

    Amazing photos, maybe a book of the last two years, for our coffee tables :-)

  5. bernel bayliss
    May 15, 2013

    Great photos, Terry. There are no rights like civil rights. “We hold these truths to be self evident…”

  6. Beth-Ann Bloom
    May 13, 2015

    Amazing photos! Two years later they still give me shivers and make me smile!


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