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Gay Marriage-Border War

Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak, who recently married 46 same-sex couples following his state's passage of a law legalizing gay weddings, holds a photo of the first gay ceremony he performed as he appears at the Center on Halsted, in a predominantly gay neighborhood, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, in Chicago. The mayor is visiting Chicago to launch a campaign called "Marry Me in Minneapolis." He plans to follow with campaigns in Colorado and Wisconsin, two other states that haven't approved same-sex marriage. Rybak is trying to convince Chicagoans that rather than take a long and expensive plane trip to one of the coasts, just drive six hours to his city. Recently, many gay couples in the Midwest have said their vows in Iowa, the only state directly bordering Illinois that allows same-sex weddings. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

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