Tying the knot in Red Wing
When word broke last May that gay marriage would be legalized in Minnesota, Leah Buysse and partner Randii Waddell were thrilled.
“I was so proud of my home state,” Buysse said. “It brought tears to my eyes.”
But the news was bittersweet, as Buysse and Waddell — who live together with their daughter near Madison, Wis. — realized they could not receive the same marriage benefits on their side of the border.