St. Paul's landmark Wabasha Street
Freedom Bridge is adorned with gay pride flags on Monday in support
of a gay marriage bill.
The bill is expected to clear its final
legislative hurdle in the Minnesota Senate later today.
day for Minnesota as Senate votes on gay marriage bill.)
Mayor Chris Coleman issued a
proclamation temporarily renaming the bridge the Wabasha Street
Freedom to Marry Bridge.
“I renamed the WabashaBridge 2 the
Freedom to Marry Bridge for this week,” Coleman tweeted along with
a photo of the bridge lined with rainbow flags. “Marriage equality
here we come.”
The segmental bridge spans the
Mississippi River in downtown St. Paul. It replaced an earlier
structure built in 1889 when it opened in 1998.