Photos: Minn. same-sex couples line up for marriage licenses

Social Issues Jennifer Simonson · ·

1 Al Giraud, left, and Jeff Isaacson, right, are first in line to apply for a marriage license Thursday, June 6, 2013 at the Hennepin County Government Service Center in downtown Minneapolis. The law to legalize same-sex marriage goes into effect on Aug. 1, but officials in Hennepin, Ramsey and Washington counties are taking applications early. Giraud and Isaacson have been a couple for 11 years. 
2 Gentry Holloway, center, and her partner Martha Whiteaker, second from right, are second in line to apply for a marriage license Thursday, June 6, 2013 at the Hennepin County Government Service Center in downtown Minneapolis. The couple was joined by their sons 10-year-old Jack and 6-year-old Josh. 
3 Media cameras surround Jeff Isaacson and Al Giraud, the first same-sex couple to apply for a marriage license in Hennepin County, Thursday, June 6, 2013 at the Government Service Center in downtown Minneapolis. 
4 Jeff Isaacson, left, and Al Giraud, the first same-sex couple to apply for a marriage license in Hennepin County, takes an oath before receiving their marriage certificate Thursday, June 6, 2013 at the Hennepin County Government Service Center in downtown Minneapolis. 
5 Jeff Isaacson, left, and Al Giraud examine their new marriage license after making an early application Thursday, June 6, 2013 at the Hennepin County Government Service Center in downtown Minneapolis. 
6 Al Giraud, right, and Jeff Isaacson show off their marriage license to the media Thursday, June 6, 2013 at the Hennepin County Government Service Center in downtown Minneapolis. 
7 Phil Oxman, left, and Harvey Zuckman, who have been a couple for 38 years, wait for their marriage license Thursday, June 6, 2013 at the Hennepin County Government Service Center in downtown Minneapolis. 
8 Amber Kay, left, and Corrie Bastian, right, take an oath to affirm that the information on their marriage license is accurate Thursday, June 6, 2013 at the Hennepin County Government Service Center in downtown Minneapolis. They were among some of the first same-sex couples who applied for marriage licenses. 
9 Amber Kay, left, and Corrie Bastian became emotional as they apply for their marriage license Thursday, June 6, 2013 at the Hennepin County Government Service Center in downtown Minneapolis. The two are having a commitment ceremony this weekend, which they had planned before same-sex marriage was legalized.