Rainbow flags are flying high over a Mississippi River crossing in Minnesota's Capital city to welcome the expected legalization of same-sex marriage in Minnesota.
"Today, we line the Freedom to Marry Bridge with pride flags to show the importance of this legislation to the City of Saint Paul, the families that live here, and to those who have been waiting for this day for many years," said St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman.
The Wabasha street bridge//source: City of St. Paul
The city temporarily renamed the Wabasha Bridge, which crosses the Mississippi River in St. Paul, to celebrate.
The Minnesota Senate is expected to give final approval to the legalization measure Monday afternoon and Gov. Mark Dayton is expected to sign it on Tuesday.
A Duluth native who just barely lost Virginia's GOP gubernatorial primary said that politicians have not gone far enough in condemning the left for violence during a rally of white nationalists in Charlottesville. "I think that the left is going to try to use this as an excuse to crack down on conservative free speech," said Corey Stewart. "I think they're going to try to use this as an excuse to remove more historical monuments."