Roger Lynn

A Rare Glimpse At Minn.’s 1st Gay Wedding In 1971 At midnight this Wednesday, Minnesota becomes the 12th state in the nation to legalize same-sex marriage. It's been a lifetime struggle for many, including one Minneapolis couple who are believed to be the first gay couple in the United States to be married - 42 years ago. The demonstrators who fought to legalize gay marriage in Minnesota owe a debt to this Minneapolis couple who now shun publicity, but who once shocked the nation into awareness.