MOA's Chapel of Love to perform same-sex wedding

9:21 AM, Jul 28, 2013   |    comments
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BLOOMINGTON, Minn. - The Chapel of Love at the Mall of America will perform its first same-sex wedding the minute gay marriage becomes legal in Minnesota.

A same-sex couple is scheduled to be wed at the chapel at 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 1. Holli Bartelt and Amy Petrich of Wykoff have been together for two years.

They recently became engaged in a photo booth at the Bloomington mall.

The couple will celebrate their wedding with Bartelt's two children, ages 9 and 10. The children will dress in blue and orange, the colors used to represent marriage equality.

Minneapolis and Clay County are among other locales that plan to marry same-sex couples as soon as Minnesota's law allowing gay marriage takes effect.

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