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KIMT NEWS 3 — Earlier this week the queen gave her stamp of approval to same-sex marriage in Britain.
Weddings will be able to take place starting next summer with both civil and religious ceremonies.
Even though that is thousands of miles away, the impacts are being felt here at home.
Minnesota is now less than two weeks away from same-sex marriage and with DOMA and Proposition 8 struck down nationally, other states could soon follow.
“What I’ve felt and what I’ve seen from everyone is that they’re just really excited every time that a new state or a new country gets marriage equality, it’s just one step closer for equality for everyone,” said Vangie Castro of the Rochester Diversity Council.
She said people are just happy that we are continuing to move on and making things like this a non-issue in our society. She added they want things like this to bring people together instead of pulling them apart.