Celebrating the spirit of the occasion, Jane Leonard and Lori Lippert of St. Paul wore homemade bridal veils to Tuesday’s signing ceremony on the steps of the Minnesota State Capitol, crying and cheering with thousands as they watched Gov. Mark Dayton sign the bill into law.
But the veils were not just for fun: The couple has been together 31 years, and plans to marry soon, after the new law takes effect Aug. 1. A long campaign for equal rights, sealed with vows and kisses. Watch their story.