Minneapolis Mayor To Gay Couples In Neighboring States: Get Married In Minnesota


Minneapolis, Minn. Mayor R.T. Rybak (D) has a message for gay couples in nearby states: while you wait for your legislature to pass a new gay marriage law, you can come get married in Minnesota.

“We’re talking to same-sex couples in neighboring states where it’s on the docket,” Rybak spokesman John Stiles said according to NBC 5 in Chicago. “Our message is that they should adopt it. Until then, we’re here to seal your business.”

On Thursday Rybak will officially announce his advertising campaign (which includes print and digital ads touting that gay marriage is legal in Minnesota) in Chicago’s Boystown Center.

A month earlier Rybak drew national attention for officiating 46 weddings on the first day Minnesota’s same-sex marriage law was in effect.