August 1, 2013

WASHINGTON — The wedding ceremony of Margaret Miles and Cathy ten Broeke began at Minneapolis City Hall at 11:38 p.m. July 31, 22 minutes before the city’s mayor, R.T. Rybak, could legally marry the women.

Rybak opened City Hall for midnight weddings to usher in the first day that Minnesota’s marriage equality law took effect. He personally married the women moments after midnight.