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Minnesota About To Make Same Sex Marriage History

July 31, 2013, 6:10 PM

Minnesota About To Make Same Sex Marriage History
MINNEAPOLIS, MN -

After the clock strikes 12 a.m., Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak will marry two same-sex couples. Throughout the morning he's expected to officiate for 40 other couples.

Local businesses have come out in support, Betty Crocker donated the cake, local bridal shops have donated tuxedos and dresses, and of course, you can't have a wedding without flowers.

Roger Beck knows a gesture of generosity, won't make his floral shop any greener.

“Florists don't get rich.  So, it was probably not the wisest thing for me to do.  But you know, what the hell, this is a part of history,” Beck said.

Beck has spent all day getting boutonnieres ready. That's not all. He donated all of the flowers that will decorate Minneapolis City Hall. 

“It's a big deal.  It's a first. Yeah, it's great to be a part of it,” Beck said.

He's just one of many local business owners that supported the first same-sex weddings in Minnesota. An issue that is celebrated, and controversial.

“I've definitely not been one to try to upset anyone, choosing who gets to be part of the big family of humanity, and who and who is not allowed to participate. That just seems wrong to me,” Beck said

Mayor R.T. Rybak spent the afternoon practicing for the 42 ceremonies he'll officiate. Beck says he's glad to see just how support for gay couples has grown over the years.

“I'm doing what I think is right to do,” Beck said.

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