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Matthew Wooley, center, and Arnold Dahl embrace loved ones Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, after their wedding ceremony at the Leech Lake Tribal Court. Their marriage is believed to be the first gay marriage on the Leech Lake Indian Reservation. Congratulating the couple is Dahl's sister, Jody DeVault, left, and his niece, Sheila DeVault. BEMIDJI PIONEER/Bethany Wesley

Gay couple wed on Leech Lake reservation

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CASS LAKE, Minn. -- “Ladies and gentlemen, may I present to you Arnold and Matthew, partners for life.”

And with that, what is believed to be the first gay marriage on the Leech Lake Indian Reservation was complete as longtime partners Arnold Dahl and Matthew Wooley were wed Friday afternoon by Judge Paul Day, chief judge of Leech Lake Tribal Court.

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