Gay Marriage

Minneapolis Mayor Urges Gay Couples in Chicago To Wed in Minnesota

Could bring in some extra cash

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With an eye on boosting tourism, Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak visited a predominantly gay Chicago neighborhood Thursday to urge same-sex couples to tie the knot in Minnesota under his state's new gay-marriage law.

"Hey Chicago! I want to marry you in Minneapolis" is part of the ad campaign in Chicago newspapers that coincides with the mayor's visit.

In August, Minnesota became the 12th U.S. state to legalize same-sex marriage.