USA, Maine: More Than 1500 Same Sex Couples Married in First Year

Written by scott on December 30th, 2013

Maine MapMaine saw a bunch of gay and lesbian weddings in the first year of full marriage equality.

LGBTQ Nation reports:

Steven Bridges and Michael Snell thought they knew what they were getting into a year ago when they went to City Hall to get married. But they didn’t realize that they were about to become instant celebrities.

Joining Snell’s daughters as witnesses were several dozen news reporters and photographers as they became the first same-sex couple to get married shortly after midnight on Dec. 29 at Portland City Hall. Photos of their wedding in the clerk’s office made their way from Maine to California. “We thought it was truly going to be a low-key night with Michael’s daughters,” Bridges said. “It didn’t turn out that way.”

More than 1,500 same-sex couples followed them in the year since it became legal for gay couples to wed in Maine, which along with Maryland and Washington states became the first to approve gay marriage by popular vote on Nov. 6, 2012.

It will be interesting to see in all these recent states how many couples marry each year once things settle down to normal.

Find more articles and gay wedding resources in Maine.


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