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.
Where couples described their partners before going in.
There was a feeling of pride.
The boutonnieres were lined up for all the couples getting married that morning.
Couples patiently waited to get married just as they have done for so many years.
The emotion was building.
Steven and Jamous chatted in line.
And even snapped photos as they waited.
Steve and Michael waited with excitement and anticipation outside the City Clerk's office.
Where they had to fill out the paperwork before exchanging vows.
Steven and Michael finally exchanged rings.
And became the first same-sex couple legally married in the state of Maine.
As the couples left City Hall, they were greeted by a swelling crowd of friends and family...
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