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KIMT NEWS 3 — It has been one month since same-sex couples in Minnesota could legally wed and local leaders say so far, the change is going smoothly.
They say the wedding industry is seeing an increase in business.
A local lawmaker tells us she thinks the timing was right and the momentum was there to make same-sex marriage legal in the state.
She said month one has been pretty quiet.
“Reality is, people get married every day and people have the experience of having weddings and doing the wedding planning and now that’s opened up to a few more people who have been experiencing that, so I think it has probably just seemed more normal,” said State Rep. Jeanne Poppe, DFL-Austin.
Olmsted and Freeborn counties say they have seen same-sex couples apply for marriage, but so far there have not been any in Mower County.