Maine Marriages Begin
Michael Snell and Steven Bridges emerged from City Hall early Saturday morning to ecstatic cheers from close to 300 people who gathered to celebrate Maine’s first same-sex weddings. With 15 couples waiting for marriage licenses, Snell and Bridges became the first to exchange vows in the city clerk's office, shortly after midnight. When asked right after the ceremony whether they felt more married, Snell, who has been with Bridges for nine years, responded, “No, it’s just official.”Listen to the crowd roar when Michael and Steven come outside! Lots more photos are at the link.