Spring may usher in the beginning of wedding season, but it sounds like there’ll be a late rush of nuptials in the dog days of summer this year. Minnesota’s same-sex marriage law will go into effect on Aug. 1, ushering in what’s sure to be a month of celebrations from couples who’ve been waiting to make it official.
City Hall understands their impatience—the building will open for marriages at 12:01 a.m. on “the first day licenses can be issued to same-sex partners.” Will that be Aug. 1? It’s not clear. There is a waiting period after a couple files their application, but judges have the authority to waive that period.
Whenever the date may be, you can be sure Mayor R.T. Rybak will be present with bells on, ready to officiate weddings himself. Though if you’re willing to wait, it sounds like lots of Twin Cities businesses would love to help you out.