Are you personally affected by same-sex couples being able to get married?

Margaret Miles, left, Cathy ten Broeke and their son, Louis Miles ten Broeke, 5, give a thumbs up during a wedding cake-testing at General Mills in Golden Valley, Minn. Miles and ten Broeke, who will be the first same-sex couple to be married Aug. 1, 2013 in Minneapolis, joined two other couples to sample cakes for their upcoming weddings. (MPR Photo/Jeffrey Thompson)

After some epic political battles, same-sex couples will be able to marry legally in Minnesota starting at midnight tonight.

“For some, it’s the culmination of years of waiting or fighting for marriage equality. For others, it’s a milestone they thought would never arrive,” writes MPR News reporter Jon Collins.

“Minnesota became the 12th state to legalize same-sex marriage following a momentous two-year political battle. But tonight the spotlight will be on the couples.”