“Frickin’ Awesome” Ruling : Minnesota LGBTQ Supporters Rave

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“Whooo! We’re getting married!”

LGBTQ supporters in Minnesota rejoiced at Friday’s U.S. Supreme Court decision, which recognized the constitutional right to same-sex marriage in all 50 states.

Same-sex couples in Minnesota have had the right to get married for nearly two years, but the ruling means Minnesota marriages will now be recognized in other states. It also means one more barrier of discrimination has been knocked down.

The ruling came during Minnesota’s Pride celebration which marks the Stonewall Riots that touched off the LGBTQ equal rights revolution. Minnesota’s pride event is among the largest in the country. Hundreds of people were celebrating at events in Loring Park and at a Pride block party in the Uptown area. Watch the video and experience nine minutes of sheer happiness edited together by The UpTake’s Bill Sorem.

Bill Sorem

Bill Sorem is a longtime advertising professional who started with Campbell Mithun and ended up with his own agency. After a tour as a sailing fleet manager in the Virgin Islands he turned to database programming as an independent consultant. He has written sailing guides for the British Virgin Islands and Belize, and written for a number of blogs. In 2010, he volunteered as a citizen journalist with The UpTake and has stayed on as a video reporter.

Michael McIntee

Michael McIntee is a former network TV news executive with more than 30 years of broadcasting experience. He began his broadcasting career at the University of Minnesota's student radio station. He is an expert producer, writer, video editor who has a fondness for new technology but denies that he is a geek. More about Michael McIntee »

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