Love Is the Law concert celebrating marriage equality announced

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Love is the law.

Well, it will be officially on Tuesday. Following Governor Dayton's signing of the Freedom to Marry Bill Tuesday afternoon, St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman will host a concert at Ecolab Plaza featuring the Suburbs, P.O.S., and several other local musicians celebrating the new legislation.

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The festivities will take place in downtown St. Paul at Ecolab Plaza (mapped below). According to a press release, the Minnesota Freedom Band will head up a procession from the Minnesota State Capitol lawn to downtown St. Paul.

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The full lineup for the event includes (updated with set times):

6:30 Hookers $ Blow

7:35 Zoo Animal

8:35 P.O.S.

9:30 Twin Cities Gay Men's Chorus

9:40 Mayor Chris Coleman speech

9:45 Chan Poling and Friends (The Suburbs)

DJ Jake Rudh will play music in between sets.

This is an especially sweet announcement for Poling, who recently offered up the band's 1984 hit "Love Is the Law" to Minnesota United, and has a son in California who is in a civil union.  "I was really pleased yesterday to call him up and say, 'Come on home to Minnesota and get married!' We all want to go to a wedding, you know," he told the Current.

Additionally, you can get one of the above-featured Suburbs tees here. And, yeah. There's a new Suburbs album coming.

Here's the song that'll figure heavily into Tuesday's proceedings.


The event will be held on Tuesday from about 6 p.m. to 10:15 at Ecolab Plaza, 375 Wabasha St. N., Saint Paul.

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Kevin Green
Kevin Green

Gays have the opportunity to get married already but they chose not to. Gays can have children but they choose not too. There are always exceptions to any rule . I am merely stating what I believe to be generally true at least in societies eyes. I really dont care either way if they want to destroy society have at it. If someone wants to make a mockery of its institutions have at it. While we poison our planet change the genetics of our perfect food supply so that it resembles some kind of poison that you can spray other poisons upon have war for profit on an immense scale abort baby's by the millions it really doesnt surprise me that we have animals wanting to behave like beasts regressing destroying shitting in their own beds . We are truly the planet of the apes... clowns to the left of me bozos on the right here I am stuck in the middle with you.

Patrick Garcia
Patrick Garcia

"Politics is not about power. Politics is not about money. Politics is not about winning for the sake of winning. Politics is about the improvement of people's lives." --Paul Wellstone

George Johnson
George Johnson

if you believe in it that's ok but...separation of church and state theoretically exists

George Johnson
George Johnson

marriage is a bullshit institution...leftover religious bullshit similar to me being unable to buy booze on Sundays...I have multiple atheist friends who've gotten married strictly for the tax benefits of being classified as married...total garbage

Chris Truesdell
Chris Truesdell

What about people that don't want or can't have children? Last time I checked that doesn't bar anyone from getting married. And while one hopes that children are being brought up in a loving, nurturing environment, you can't seriously be saying that only married hetro couples are capable of providing this. And there are plenty who should have never become parents at all.

agrossdesigns
agrossdesigns

The address on the map you link to is incorrect: the Ecolab Plaza is 375 Wabash Street North (not Wabash Ave)

Kevin Green
Kevin Green

Marriage is to promote the family which naturally entails having children thereby perpetuating society. It is to promote a loving nurturing environment to produce healthy productive citizens .

Erica
Erica

@Kevin Green Where? Prior to yesterday's vote, the LGBT community didn't have that opportunity or are you thinking of civil unions (which by the way is not the same as marriage)? You do NOT speak for society or for gay people (judging by your first statement). If anyone is destroying the institution of marriage it is heterosexuals with adultery, divorce and domestic abuse, or about the pedophiles in cults like FLDS that marries underage girls and forces them to have sex with older men? After reading your comment, sounds like you need to leave this country and go move oh say to a anti-gay country like Iran.

Erica
Erica

@Kevin Green I have friends who grew up in single parent homes and they turned out just fine. I also have friends who grew up in two parent homes who didn't turn out so fine, and frankly maybe should not have been born. Marriage doesn't define how we as human beings turns out. It is up to the parents (married or not).

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