Minnesota Couple Ties Knot on 11-12-13

Updated: 11/12/2013 11:26 PM
Created: 11/12/2013 8:45 PM
By: Ellen McNamara

11-12-13. Tuesday's date has a nice ring to it, which is why thousands of couples across the country tied the knot.

An estimated 3,300 weddings happened on the day, about eight times more than usual.

KSTP was invited to attend the wedding of Bill Venne and Douglas Kline at the Woman's Club of Minneapolis.

After 17 years together, the couple exchanged vows in front of friends and family.

Venne and Kline both said that getting married on a Tuesday has its perks. For example, it was easier to book a venue.

Tuesday is an especially cool day for the couple, because both men were born on Nov. 12.

Both Venne and Kline fought to make marriage equality a reality in Minnesota.

"Bill and I worked hard for many years in the advocacy for marriage in Minnesota, but frankly, tonight is different," Kline said. "It's personal now."

"Tonight is about love, it's not about benefits or taxes, it's about love," Venne said.

The men also like the date because it's easy to remember.

The next time consecutive numbers will happen is Dec. 13, 2014. After that, it will not happen again until the year 2103.


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