Just hours before Minnesota is expected to become the 12th state to legalize same-sex marriage, St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman (D) sparked an early celebration on Twitter by announcing the renaming of the Wabasha Street Bridge in honor of marriage equality.
— Chris Coleman (@mayorcoleman) May 13, 2013
The bridge, which spans the Mississippi River in downtown St. Paul, will be known as the “Freedom to Marry Bridge” for the remainder of the week whilst sporting an array of rainbow flags. The flags will probably come down with the bridge’s temporary name at the end of the week, even though it looks far better with them.
Ms. Wabasha is stunning in color, but thank god she only has one level. We couldn’t bear the thought of hearing a week’s worth of “top or bottom?” jokes.
The Minnesota House passed a bill for marriage equality by a 75-59 vote last week. Governor Mark Dayton is expected to sign the bill into law today.