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Minneapolis gay couple, sons to attend Easter celebration at White House

On Monday, a Minneapolis family will become a part of history. Tim Meyer, Mark Funk and their three sons--Rudy, Andres and Pablo--will be one of the first gay families to be officially included in the annual Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House.

Meyer said they use the term "intentionally" invited because the Bush administration had unknowingly invited the first gay and lesbian couple to the event in 2006, according to the Family Equality Council, a lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) family advocacy group.

The Obama administration called oh the group to encourages it's supporters to apply for tickets, reported theStar Tribune Saturday.

"President Obama specifically sought us out," Meyer said. "We got a call two Sundays ago that said they extended the tickets to 50 more people. We got five of the tickets.

"This is the first time the White House has specifically reached out to gay families. It's a big deal."