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Continued: 6 months of gay marriage has state confronting profound change

  • Article by: BAIRD HELGESON , Star Tribune
  • Last update: March 2, 2014 - 9:29 AM

“Well, first of all,” he said, “my wife’s name is Thom.”

Tyler and Thom finished their pizza and sat quietly at the table for a minute.

“I don’t feel so much pressure to be hidden,” Tyler said. “We just strive to be a normal married couple.”

 

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  • checking in with Minnesota newlyweds

    “We really didn’t appreciate the full impact of marriage until it was on our doorstep, when one of us was sick.”

    Jan Knieff and Cathy Hare, Marshall

    “For us, after 27 years together, nothing has changed, but on the other hand, everything has changed. It’s even better now.”

    Keith Haugen and Mike Goerdt, Duluth

    “Actually, being married is really life-changing. … The legality is a different kind of experience, it’s really validating.”

    Amanda and Laura Tufano, Minneapolis

    “I don’t feel so much pressure to be hidden. We just strive to be a normal married couple.”

    Thom, above left, and Tyler Bieniek, of Sartell

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