PHOTOS: Minnesota Parties Hearty

On Tuesday, Minnesota became the 12th state to legalize same-sex marriage. After Gov. Mark Dayton signed the bill on the state capitol steps, the party in St. Paul started almost immediately, even though the law doesn't take effect until August.

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The jubilant crowd gathered on the capitol lawn to watch the signing ceremony.




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Gov. Mark Dayton addressed the crowd, thanking lawmakers for their political courage.


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