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Census: 1,330 gay married couples in Minnesota

Officials say more than 1,300 married same-sex couples lived in Minnesota last year -- nearly the same amount as in Iowa, which legalized gay marriage in 2009.
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Officials say more than 1,300 married same-sex couples lived in Minnesota last year -- nearly the same amount as in Iowa, which legalized gay marriage in 2009.

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