Minn. Governor Mark Dayton signs gay marriage bill

Published On: May 14 2013 05:20:39 PM CDT   Updated On: May 14 2013 07:48:14 PM CDT
ST. PAUL, Minn. -

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has signed a bill that legalizes gay marriage, making the state the 12th to do so.

Cheering spectators filled the south lawn of the state Capitol for the outdoor ceremony, with rainbow and American flags fluttering in a sweltering breeze.

Dayton thanked legislators for political courage before signing the bill.

His signature came just a day after the state Senate approved it.