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    The Scene On The First Night Of Gay Marriage In Maine

    At 12 a.m. on Saturday, December 29th same-sex marriage became legal in the state.

    Supporters gathered outside Portland's City Hall.

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    Where couples described their partners before going in.

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    There was a feeling of pride.

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    The boutonnieres were lined up for all the couples getting married that morning.

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    Couples patiently waited to get married just as they have done for so many years.

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    The emotion was building.

    Steven and Jamous chatted in line.

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    And even snapped photos as they waited.

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    Steve and Michael waited with excitement and anticipation outside the City Clerk's office.

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    Where they had to fill out the paperwork before exchanging vows.

    Steven and Michael finally exchanged rings.

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    And became the first same-sex couple legally married in the state of Maine.

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    As the couples left City Hall, they were greeted by a swelling crowd of friends and family...

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    ...Signs of support...

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    ...And sounds of love.

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