The Free Press, Mankato, MN


Gay Marriage Border War-6

FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2013 file photo, Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak, center, officiates at the wedding of Al Giraud, right, and his partner Jeff Isaacson at the Minneapolis City Hall. They were the first gay couple legally married in Minnesota. Rybak is hitting the road to promote his state's new gay marriage law. He is traveling to Chicago on Thursday, Sept. 5 to launch a "Marry in Minneapolis" campaign in the hopes that Illinois gay and lesbian couples will do just that. Illinois has not passed a gay marriage law, an issue scheduled to come before state lawmakers again this fall. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs, File)