by Karl Utermohlen | August 1, 2013 1:16 pm
The battle for legalizing gay marriage in the U.S. took another step forward on Thursday when two more states legalized same-sex marriage at 12:01 a.m.
Minnesota and Rhode Island just passed the law that allows gay couples to get tie the knot and have the same rights as other married couples according to Boston.com. Following the ongoing movement for gay rights that’s gained some momentum over the last few years, these states became the 12th and 13th states to pass the same-sex marriage law.
Rhode Island became the last state in New England to pass this law so it’s no surprise that the number of same-sex marriage supporters outnumbered the protesters outside several city halls.
Besides issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, this new law also recognizes same-sex marriages from other states.
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