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Fri Dec 28, 2012, 05:58 PM

Maine gets set to ring wedding bells for same-sex couples

Source: Reuters

Maine gets set to ring wedding bells for same-sex couples

Fri Dec 28, 2012 3:19pm EST

(Reuters) - Same-sex couples in Maine were counting down the hours on Friday until the first wedding bells were due to ring, less than two months after state residents approved gay marriage in a historic vote.

The city clerk's office in Portland, the state's largest city with a metropolitan population of 250,000, planned to open a minute after midnight and stay open for three hours to accommodate same-sex couples rushing to wed. City clerk offices in Maine typically are closed on Saturdays.

Along with voters in Maryland and Washington state, Maine residents approved same-sex unions on November 6, Election Day, becoming the only states to pass such a measure by popular vote.

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In Bangor, Maine, the city clerk's office was planning to be open on Saturday from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. for residents to obtain marriage licenses.

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Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/12/28/us-usa-gaymarriage-maine-idUSBRE8BR0HU20121228

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 06:02 PM

1. this is so exciting

I knew opposition to gay marriage would go the way of opposition to interracial marriage, but it is happening quicker than I had hoped for

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Fri Dec 28, 2012, 06:33 PM

2. Offices open tomorrow in Belfast and other midcoast towns as well.

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