Yesterday the Minnesota Senate voted 37-30 to legalize same-sex marriage and Governor Dayton will sign the bill today. Eli and I are thrilled. Over the weekend I decided that I was going to head to the Capitol on Monday morning and photograph the events of the day. (Reason #6934 that being self-employed is awesome).

I arrived at 8am and started the day on the Capitol steps photographing the crowd as they welcomed the Senators to work. The rest of the day was kind of a blur. Once people moved inside, the building pulsed with singing and chanting and there was on overwhelming sense of joy. I felt really fortunate to be there.

It was an exhausting and exhilarating day but I was so moved and I’m really proud of my photos. I hope these photos bring you hope, joy, and peace on this extraordinary day.

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” -Margaret Mead

-Cadence Cornelius

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