Same-sex marriage is still illegal in Minnesota, but supporters are still celebrating after Tuesday night.
It's because the amendment to constitutionally ban same-sex marriage was rejected by voters.
"This wound up being one of the most inspirational things that's ever happened in Minnesota," said R.T. Ryback, the democratic mayor of Minneapolis. "Minnesota is going to be the state that's going to show the country exactly what Minnesota values are all about."
Minnesota became the first state to defeat an amendment restricting same-sex marriage.
Despite the high cost of campaigning over the issue--about $15 million combined--it is not expected to disappear any time soon.