In 1970, a gay man discovered a loophole in Minnesota law that said gay marriage wasn’t explicitly illegal, as long as officials allowed it. He then changed his name legally from ‘Jack’ to ‘Pat Lyn’ and fooled officials into thinking he was a woman — successfully getting a gay marriage license.
A 13-year-old boy opened a hot dog stand in front of his house in Minnesota, and someone complained to the health department. Instead of shutting him down, the Health Department decided to help him meet its standards and paid $87 fee for his permit. Now it’s a business with a permit from the city of Minneapolis.