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Gov. Mark Dayton, center, signs a bill into law Tuesday in St. Paul to legalize same-sex marriage. Also pictured are Richard Leyva, from left, his partner, Sen. Scott Dibble, Rep. Karen Clark and her partner, Jacquelyn Zita. Forum News Service photo by Don Davis

Governor officially signs bill making same-sex marriage legal

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ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's gay community never has known such joy.

That joy showed Tuesday night as American and rainbow flags flew in front of the state Capitol when Minnesota became the 12th state to embrace same-sex marriage. Minnesota gays and their supporters could not contain their enthusiasm during a 45-minute ceremony featuring Gov. Mark Dayton signing the historic legislation.

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