A giddy Rep. Keith Ellison took to YouTube on Thursday, singing “This Land is Your Land” to celebrate the first day same-sex marriage was legal in his state of Minnesota, Talking Points Memo first reported.
“Tomorrow, marry who you want, marry who you love,” the Democrat said after finishing the song. “It’s all going on tomorrow because people got involved, people got active, because people did not sit back and wait for something to happen nor did they cry about bad things that were happening.”
“You go do it, you go be happy, you go live your life for liberty and justice for all,” Mr. Ellison added. “Minnesota is for you and for me. Everybody. Equality. Peace.”
Dozens of gay couples rushed to Minneapolis City Hall early Thursday to take advantage of the new law. At least 42 couples were set to be married by Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak and other Hennepin County judges before dawn, The Associated Press reported.
An estimated 5,000 gay couples are expected to take advantage of the law in its first year of implementation, the AP said.