After trying four different cakes, Anna cleansed her palate with drinks from her sippy cup.
Around the kitchen table, her beaming parents waited for the verdict.
Anna picked chocolate.
With her decision, the nearly 2-year-old did her part to help Minnesota usher in a new era. When same-sex marriage becomes a reality in the state early Thursday, her parents, Reid Bordson and Paul Nolle will be the first gay couple to wed in St. Paul.
Bordson and Noele, who will be among first three couples planning to wed when the clock strikes midnight on Thursday, received a little help planning their wedding today from Betty Crocker.
General Mills, which hosted the cake-tasting, will donate custom cakes for Thursday’s ceremonies. The company, which owns the Betty Crocker brand, took a high-profile stance last year against a proposed constitutional amendment that would have made marriage only between a man and a woman, a provision already in state law.
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