“Marry Me In Minneapolis”. This is the ad campaign Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak has recently started using.
As of last summer, Minnesota passed a same-sex marriage law permitting gay marriage.
While Illinois lawmakers have failed to pass a same-sex marriage law, Mayor Rybak is taking advantage of the opportunity. While Illinois has yet to jump on board, Minneapolis is making money off of the opportunity. In a sense, Minnesota is being opportunistic and taking a not so ideal situation and making it a beneficial one.