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Photos: Thousands gather as Minn. same-sex marriage bill signed into law

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1 Paul Kuechenmeister, left, and Tiago Ferreira share a laugh as large crowds gathered to witness Gov. Mark Dayton signing the same-sex marriage bill into law at the Capitol in St. Paul, Minn. Tuesday, May 14, 2013. "History is being made," Ferreira said, "and we want to be part of it." 
2 Paul Mendez, left, and Ross Aalgaard wait on the lawn of the State Capitol for Gov. Mark Dayton to sign the same-sex marriage bill Tuesday, May 14, 2013 in St. Paul. 
3 Representative Karen Clark greets supporters before Gov. Mark Dayton signed the same-sex marriage bill into law at the Capitol in St. Paul, Minn. Tuesday, May 14, 2013. 
4 Julie Tilley, of St. Paul, stands on the Capitol steps in a white gown while waiting for Gov. Mark Dayton to sign the same-sex marriage bill Tuesday, May 14, 2013. 
5 Gov. Mark Dayton, surrounded by lawmakers and same-sex marriage supporters, speaks before signing the bill legalizing same-sex marriage in Minnesota, Tuesday, May 14, 2013 on the steps of the State Capitol in St. Paul. 
6 Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton signs the same-sex marriage bill in front of the State Capitol Tuesday, May 14, 2013, in St. Paul, Minn. 
7 Gov. Mark Dayton signals thumbs up to the crowd after signing the same-sex marriage bill Tuesday, May 14, 2013 on the steps of the State Capitol in St. Paul. Behind him are DFL Sen. Scott Dibble with his husband, Richard Leyva, and DFL Rep. Karen Clark. 
8 Large crowds cheered after Gov. Mark Dayton signed the same-sex marriage bill at the Capitol in St. Paul, Minn. Tuesday, May 14, 2013. 
9 DFL Sen. Scott Dibble, center left, accompanied by his husband, Richard Leyva, left, and DFL Rep. Karen Clark, center right, with her partner, Jacquelyn Zita, wave to the crowd gathered on the Capitol lawn to watch Gov. Mark Dayton sign the same-sex marriage bill Tuesday, May 14, 2013 in St. Paul. 
10 A crowd estimated at 6000 people gathers to witness Gov. Mark Dayton signing the same-sex marriage bill into law at the Capitol in St. Paul, Minn. Tuesday, May 14, 2013. 
11 Wes Davey of St. Paul, Minn. flies a large flag in front of the Capitol after Gov. Mark Dayton signed the same-sex marriage bill into law in St. Paul, Minn. Tuesday, May 14, 2013. 
12 A crowd of thousands cheer as speakers thank same-sex marriage bill supporters at the Capitol in St. Paul, Minn. Tuesday, May 14, 2013. 
13 Liz Iverson, right, and friend Tango Lothrop celebrate together after Gov. Mark Dayton signed the same-sex marriage bill into law at the Capitol in St. Paul, Minn. Tuesday, May 14, 2013. 
14 A crowd gathers at the State Capitol where Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton signed the same-sex marriage bill, Tuesday, May 14, 2013, in St. Paul, Minn. 
15 A crowd gathers at the State Capitol where Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton signed the gay marriage bill, Tuesday, May 14, 2013, in St. Paul, Minn. 
16 St. Paul resident Kevin Smieja, center, came to the Capitol with his dog Mogi to watch Gov. Mark Dayton sign the same-sex marriage bill Tuesday, May 14, 2013. 
17 A parade of revelers made its way down Cedar St. after Gov. Mark Dayton signed the same-sex marriage bill into law at the Capitol in St. Paul, Minn. Tuesday, May 14, 2013. 
18 POS of Doomtree performs at the Love Is The Law Concert, May 14, 2013, in the Ecolab plaza in downtown St. Paul following Gov. Mark Dayton's signing of the same-sex marriage bill. 
19 A large crowd gathers for POS' performance at the Love Is The Law Concert May 14, 2013, in the Ecolab plaza in downtown St. Paul following Gov. Mark Dayton's signing of the same-sex marriage bill. 
20 Megan O'Keefe of S. Paul and son, Max, watch the Love Is The Law Concert in the Ecolab plaza in downtown St. Paul following Gov. Mark Dayton's signing of the same-sex marriage bill, May 14, 2013. MPR Photo/Nate Ryan 
21 Jim Heynen and Sarah Williams of St. Paul watch the Love Is The Law Concert May 14, 2013, in the Ecolab plaza in downtown St. Paul following Gov. Mark Dayton's signing of the same-sex marriage bill. 
22 Holly Hansen performs with Zoo Animal at the Love Is The Law Concert, May 14, 2013, in the Ecolab plaza in downtown St. Paul following Gov. Mark Dayton's signing of the same-sex marriage bill.