Q & A: Same sex marriages in Minnesota

Effective August 1, 2013, Minnesota authorized legally recognized same sex marriages. In addition, as of August 1, 2013, Minnesota legally recognizes same sex marriages that are legally recognized where they occurred.

For example, if a same sex couple was legally married in Iowa, the marriage is also legal in Minnesota.

All of Minnesota’s laws and procedures about marriage and divorce apply equally to same sex couples.

Minnesota also permits a same sex couple who were married in Minnesota, but who now live in a state that does not recognize that marriage, to get a divorce in Minnesota.

Before a same sex couple gets married or divorced, they may want to talk with an attorney, especially if they were married in another state. 

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