Maine same sex couples are taking advantage of the new marriage equality law, but the population’s simply much smaller than neighboring Massachusetts, Boston.com reports:
About 2,360 same-sex couples were married in Massachusetts the first month alone after its gay-marriage law went into effect in 2004, according to the Boston-based Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders organization. In contrast, about 150 gay couples have exchanged vows in Maine since same-sex marriage became legal Dec. 29. While the new law has given hotels, photographers, florists and others a boost, many say they’re not anticipating a bonanza from same-same couples right off the bat, but still expect the gay marriage business to grow in the years ahead.
The article also points out that Maine is surrounded by other choices for same sex couples:
“Maine is in a much different position than Massachusetts in 2004,” Swislow said. ”If you wanted to get married then, this was it.”Now, in addition to Massachusetts, gay marriage is legal in neighboring New Hampshire, six other states and the District of Columbia.
Still, Maine would be a beautiful place to get married…