LGBT Minnesotans fueling ‘unprecedented boom’ in wedding business

By Stephen C. Webster
Sunday, July 21, 2013 19:33 EDT
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A wedding cake with a groom couple and a bride couple is seen at a celebration of the over 100 same-sex marriages performed in West Hollywood (AFP)
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According to one local news anchor, LGBT Minnesotans are fueling an “unprecedented boom” in the state’s wedding business just two weeks before full legalization takes effect.

That’s how CBS Minnesota’s Susan-Elizabeth Littlefield summed up her conversations with vendors at Sunday’s wedding expo in Minneapolis, all of whom were overwhelmed by the sudden rush of business.

State lawmakers approved marriage equality in May, just months after voters rejected a constitutional amendment that would have banned the state from recognizing same sex couples.

Wedding bells are set to ring for LGBT couples in Minnesota on August 1.

This video is from CBS Minnesota, aired Sunday, July 21, 2013.

Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster is the senior editor of Raw Story, and is based out of Austin, Texas. He previously worked as the associate editor of The Lone Star Iconoclast in Crawford, Texas, where he covered state politics and the peace movement’s resurgence at the start of the Iraq war. Webster has also contributed to publications such as True/Slant, Austin Monthly, The Dallas Business Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Weekly, The News Connection and others. Follow him on Twitter at @StephenCWebster.
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