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(NEW YORK) — Rhode Island and Minnesota officially became the 12th and 13th states to legalize same-sex marriage on Thursday.

Overnight, several couples across the North Star state tied the knot in midnight ceremonies.  More weddings are slated to take place there and in Rhode Island later in the day.

The governors from both states signed bills into law in May that would allow residents to marry whomever they choose.  

Minnesota and Rhode Island now join 11 other states — California, Connecticut, Delaware, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Vermont and Washington — and the District of Columbia in legalizing gay marriage.

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