ROCHESTER, MN — In less than a week same-sex marriages will start happening in Minnesota.
Olmsted County began taking same-sex marriage applications in early June and so far they have seen 15 applications come through.
County leaders say they did their best to make people aware that the earlier they turn them in the better if they want to get married on the first.
“We really did some outreach with the gay and lesbian community and let them know that we were available to accept these applications, so we’re not anticipating a last-minute rush,” said Mark Krupski, Director of Property Records and Licensing for Olmsted County.
State law says marriage applications have to be turned in five days before couples plan on getting married so Friday is the deadline for those wanting to get married on the first day.