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. bambi

    Oh. Thats sweet.

    August 1, 2013 at 7:55 am | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      @bambi are you also Rupert?

      August 1, 2013 at 9:22 am | Report abuse |
  2. Scottish Mama

    Now that we can give people the right to love each other, 13 states, only 37 more to go. Now all we need is a immigrant bill, a budget okayed by congress, a jobs bill, infrastucture money, and world peace. Whew! We could pound this out in a week, how long you think it will take congress?

    August 1, 2013 at 9:20 am | Report abuse |
  3. Scottish Mama

    Hey did anyone watch Joe Rogan about HARP? About the weather changing machine(s)?

    August 1, 2013 at 9:23 am | Report abuse |
  4. Scottish Mama

    Will the mormons and catholic churches money be able to stop it?

    August 1, 2013 at 9:27 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Well, all of the Mormon cash didn't help Prop 8 in California for long, did it? Lol.
      Congratulations to these two.
      Progress.

      August 1, 2013 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hillcrester

      Is there any active effort in MN or RI to "stop it"?

      August 1, 2013 at 7:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      @Hillcrester- If I am remembering correctly, the Mormons and Catholics chose front people to be the faces of their project to take money from followers to organize to get voters out to defeat and drive like minded follers to the polls. If you watch: 8: a mormon proposition

      August 1, 2013 at 8:22 pm | Report abuse |
  5. chrissy

    Lol @ mama: you catch on quick girl! They are all one and the same!

    August 1, 2013 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
  6. Scottish Mama

    @chrissy Morning chrissy. Top of the day to ya! Does Philip come on here anymore? I have not seen Joey either.

    August 1, 2013 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
  7. chrissy

    Lol you are such an idiot rupert. Dont try to pin all your dumb names on me! I have had 2 and never tried to hide it. And i have NEVER stolen anyone elses like you do!

    August 1, 2013 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
  8. chrissy

    No philip doesnt post anymore. And if you see Joey its usually the turd above posing as him.

    August 1, 2013 at 10:11 am | Report abuse |
  9. Scottish Mama

    Hope philip is well. Hope to Joey. Thanks Rupert, bambi or whomever.

    August 1, 2013 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |
  10. Scottish Mama

    Well then I will miss the discussion about harp with philip. Joey I hope you and your family are well.

    August 1, 2013 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
  11. Scottish Mama

    Right to the finish because you eats your spinach, toot, toot.

    August 1, 2013 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
  12. Scottish Mama

    See you all later today, womans work is never done.

    August 1, 2013 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
  13. banasy©

    Scottish Mama: JIF has posted on the Benghazi blog.

    August 1, 2013 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      @ banasy-Thanks for the heads up on JIF. Jeesh what a hot-head.

      August 1, 2013 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Scottish Mama

    See you all later. Scottish.

    August 1, 2013 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Scottish Mama

    Remember when you could not curse on here and had to use other letters to get your point across?

    August 1, 2013 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
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