Concert in St. Paul to celebrate signing of same-sex marriage bill


Several Twin Cities musical acts are assembling in St. Paul Tuesday evening to celebrate Gov. Mark Dayton's singing of the same-sex marriage bill in Minnesota, the Star Tribune reports.

Dubbed the "Love is the Law" concert -- named after the Suburbs' 1984 hit of the same name -- the free show will include Chan Poling and members of the Suburbs, as well as the Twin Cities Gay Men's Chorus, P.O.S., Hookers & Blow, Zoo Animal and the Jack Brass Band. St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman will also be on hand, as will other special guests.

The concert is scheduled to take place on Ecolab Plaza at 375 Wabasha St. N. in downtown St. Paul, around 6 p.m., following Dayton's historic signing ceremony at 5 p.m.

The City of Saint Paul said the Minnesota Freedom Band will lead a procession from the Capitol lawn to downtown Saint Paul after the signing.

The concert is expect to last until about 10:15 p.m.

The state Senate voted to legalize same-sex marriage by a vote of 37-30 on Monday, three days after the House approved the measure by a 75-59 margin.

Under the legislation, same-sex marriages will become legal Aug. 1.

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