Laws legalizing gay marriage in Minnesota and Rhode Island officially kicked in just after midnight on Thursday, with couples lining up to be among the first to tie the knot in each state.
In Minneapolis, Mayor R.T. Rybak married 42 couples into the wee hours of the morning, the streets outside City Hall slowly filling with newlyweds.
It was a historic evening, but not every couple relished the spotlight, as Fox News notes:
One of the couples scheduled to tie the knot was Jeff Isaacson and Al Giraud, who have been together for 11 years prior to taking the plunge.
"I keep thinking my 15 minutes of fame will be over soon, and I look forward to the day when people will no longer remember who the first gay couple is or who the first male gay couple is because it won't make a difference anymore,"