Same-sex couples start new lives with new law
August 1st, 2013
04:11 AM ET

Same-sex couples start new lives with new law

They've been a couple for two years and are eager to raise two children together. But it wasn't until Thursday that Holli Bartelt and Amy Petrich were allowed to legally wed.

They wasted no time.

They made plans to tie the knot one minute after a law permitting gay marriage went into effect in their home state of Minnesota.

At 12 a.m. Thursday, Minnesota and Rhode Island officially became the latest among 13 states - and the District of Columbia - to allow same-sex marriage. Both states passed applicable laws in May.

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  1. lol??

    Manic overdrive??

    August 1, 2013 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Kenny Rogers

    Like you killed Mandy?

    August 1, 2013 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Scottish Mama

    Some-bod-ies head is going to explode.

    August 1, 2013 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Somebody went off the rails on a crazy train...

      August 1, 2013 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    Boy, America is better than Russia! First they pass an anti-gay law, and then they make Snowden the poster child for vodka.

    August 1, 2013 at 6:57 pm | Report abuse |
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