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Minnesota sees gay divorces after marriages legalized

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Same-sex couples are filing for divorce in Minnesota less than a week after same-sex marriages became legal in the state.

Dawn Tuckner and her former partner were married in Canada in 2004, but the partner left three years ago leaving Tuckner with their 7-year-old son, according to WCCO TV in Minneapolis. But because their marriage wasn’t legal in Minnesota, they couldn’t divorce.

That is until midnight Aug. 1, when the law legalizing gay marriage went into effect.

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