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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – If you’re looking to be a part of history on Thursday, you’ll want to be at the Hennepin Theatre box office at about 11 a.m. Monday.

Same-sex marriage will officially become legal in Minnesota on Thursday after lawmakers passed a bill in the last legislative session to put it into law. Marriages between same-sex couples can start taking place at 12:01 a.m. Thursday, but the City of Minneapolis is offering tickets to City Hall starting Monday for those who wish to be a part of history.

City officials said 300 free tickets will be available starting at 11 a.m. Monday to be at Minneapolis City Hall on Aug. 1. Mayor R.T. Rybak will be marrying 42 same-sex couples at midnight. The tickets will be available at the Hennepin Theatre box office.

The Chapel of Love at the Mall of America in Bloomington will also be performing same-sex weddings at midnight on Aug. 1. Holli Bartelt and Amy Petrich will be the first same-sex couple to be married there.

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