Southwest Minneapolis park board commissioner Brad Bourn couldn't get a second May 22, 2013 for his motion to reduce the fee for weddings in the parks to $1 Aug. 1–15—the first two weeks that gay marriages are legal in Minnesota, according to the Southwest Journal:
“I just want to increase interest in parks as a venue for weddings in general,” Bourn said. “It’s a really good income opportunity for the Park Board.” ... Bourn took issue with the Park Board legal counsel’s opinion [that the proposal raised Contitutional equal-protection issues]. He noted that the Park Board reduces annual golf course memberships after mid-June every year.
“I’ve never heard an issue of constitutionality based on the day that somebody buys a permit for golf,” Bourn said.
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