At 12 a.m. on Saturday, December 29th same-sex marriage became legal in the state.
“We finally feel equal and happy to live in Maine,” Steven Bridges told the Bangor Daily News after marrying Michael Snell. Same-sex couples can now marry in Maine.
Marriage equality–related campaigns won in four states this month. The victories, in part, came after a yearlong, behind-the-scenes national research effort.
Another awesome reaction video from election night. *chills*
After decades of fits and starts, Tuesday’s election results were unambiguous: The LGBT rights movement is winning.
UPDATED: Maine and Maryland approved marriage equality measures, and a third is leading in Washington. The amendment to ban same-sex couples from marrying lost in Minnesota as well.
The campaign makes (and then deletes) a desperate last ditch effort as voters decided whether to support marriage equality in the state of Maine.
Supporters of marriage equality face a hurdle on Tuesday: They need a long-awaited win at the ballot box.
From Washington, DC, to Washington state, a night of votes with consequences for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.
Marriage is on the ballot in four states Tuesday, but that’s just the beginning. “This is never over,” says Brian Brown.
Supporters of marriage equality have the president’s backing on votes in Washington, Maryland, Maine and Minnesota. Obama supports marriage equality measures in the first three and opposes a ban on same-sex couples’ marriages in the fourth.
The first four maps show why the next six weeks could be key for marriage equality. But the fifth shows why there’s still a long way to go.
Colleen Lachowicz is a State Senate candidate by day, “orc assassination rogue” by night. Or does facing off with troglodytes and balancing a life and a raid schedule make her MORE qualified?
This time, the Mainers were joined by delegates from several other states. It’s “unscripted, unlike that fiasco in there.”
Sununu unfazed by Paul rebellion at the convention. The party is “unified.”
The unseated Maine delegates didn’t get what they wanted, and the whole delegation walked out. Romney and Paul brass united in their irritation: They’re “acting like three-year-old children.”
The 21-year-old national commiteewoman from Maine channels the libertarian movement’s sense of betrayal. Sununu was “demeaning.”
In a letter being circulated today, 23 state party leaders demand that top party figures allow Paul supporters to go to Tampa. Allegations of “a deal by Mitt Romney’s campaign.”
He’s a 1-in-30 million celebrity. Thanks to a chef recognizing how rare he was, Calvin only barely escaped the boiling pot at a Boston restaurant. He’s been donated to the New England Aquarium for study and safe keeping.
Rep. Ryan Harmon was a rare elected official to endorse the libertarian. “Join me in supporting Mitt Romney.”
Blunt language and broad plans from the National Organization for Marriage. A goal: “Fanning the hostility.” Another project: “Sideswiping Obama.”
In Maine, 6-year-old Kaleigh brings the golf cart keys back to the clubhouse so the golfers don’t have to. I smell an “Air Bud” reboot. (via.)
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The city is considering zoning changes on its working waterfront.
After a bunch of dummies in Maine (Buzzfeed superfan Joy Engel notwithstanding) voted against gay marriage yesterday, this clip from The Dana Carvey Show (featuring Carvey and Stephen Colbert) has been gaining popularity. Between lobsters, Stephen King, and that awesome scene from Maine-set In The Bedroom, we were really big fans of the state. Maine should take a trip to Iowa and cool off ):
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These guys wouldn’t be too happy with you, Maine.
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Poor Barack Obama. He thought when he won the election, he’d get to run the country. Ha! As evidenced by this week’s win in the healthcare debate, the fate of this country is actually determined by the two Senators for Maine. Even my state’s greatest skeptics have to agree that we’re having a pretty amazing week. Ha! Yes! That’s right! My little home state RULES OVER ALL OF YOU.
In honor of Maine’s superiority, I present to you some of the awesomest people from Maine. And you’re going to love it.
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The Sunday Best has a fascinating slideshow about the recently burned down Grand View Topless Coffee Shop in Vassalboro, Maine — the first topless coffee shop ever. Arson claimed the coffee shop this month, but supposedly they’ve reopened in a tent. Roadtrip, anyone?
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150lb Rottweiler Ulrok has become the surrogate dad to two month-old wolf cub Beldaran, with whom he plays, sleeps, and howls into the sky. Is it worth it to take a trip to Maine just to see the wolf ride the dog like a horse? Is that okay?
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