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  • Anonymous

    OH NO I CAN FEEL MY CONVENTIONAL MARRIAGE BEING ERODED AWAY!

    Oh wait…yeah…didn’t notice a thing actually. Odd. I was told this would herald the end of days!

  • Anonymous

    way to go byron. and congrats

  • Anonymous

    God bless these newly married couples and their children, if any, and their extended families and their friends. A wonderful New Year to them all! Maine will be a better place as a result.

    • Anonymous

      That would be quite a feat if two guys or two women could have kids!!!!

      • SierraTango

        Adoption.

      • Anonymous

        In-vitro fertilization, a previous marriage–some NINE MILLION American children have same gender parents.

        • Rocky4

          Geezus……Same GENDER??? WTF? How about same SEX?SEX….denotes MALE or FEMALE.
          GENDER…..is Masculine, feminine or neuter!! ie;HIS….HER…or ITS!

          • Anonymous

            Try using a dictionary; Merriam Webster is a good one. (See def.2 for gender and def. 3 for sex.)

      • Better AndBetter

        No kids necessary.

      • Anonymous

        Ever heard of adoption?

    • Anonymous

      You have a good imagination, but I doubt God approves of what HE clearly stated is wrong. But maybe you just make up your own rules to fit what you like, as do the clergy who have caved in to their own desires.

      • Anonymous

        It wasn’t “God” who told you to try to hurt people you don’t know and who have never done you any harm, that evil message came from the opposite direction.

  • Anonymous

    Hmmmmmmmmm ……………. Straight couples could never get marriage licenses at 12:01 a.m. on a Saturday. Wonder who’s paying for the staff and extra electric and heat ?????????? I’m sure it COULDN’T be the taxpayers. Wouldn’t that be discrimination ??????????????

    • Anonymous

      I would think it was up to the town office/city hall. I’m sure since they’re open they’ll issue, licenses to straights if they want them!

    • Anonymous

      “In Portland, couples, their immediate families and a limited number of
      guests will be allowed inside the building, and only the couples
      themselves will be allowed to wait in line for marriage certificates.
      Officials have said that any couple, gay or straight, can be married
      during that time. Ceremonies will be performed in the State of Maine
      room.”

      http://www.pressherald.com/news/Maine-same-sex-couples-begin-license-process-at-1201-am.html

    • Anonymous

      Do you live in a town that is opening for gay marriages?

    • Superuser23

      If City Hall wasn’t open discrimination would be cried. Not to mention they wouldn’t get a live blogging event either. Apparently straight couples don’t get that from the BDN. We get it, the Gays can get a marriage license, what’s next a live TV broadcast?

      • Anonymous

        and what’s your point?

        • Superuser23

          My first sentence made it, try reading again.

      • Anonymous

        It is now the Bangor Gaily News, actually it has been for quite some time. I wonder who is funding all this? Donald $u$$man owns the papers in Southern Maine, perhaps he is a heavy donor to the BDN

    • Anonymous

      Probably Donald $u$$man is paying them. Without his money for SSM and the money spent to keep same day registration, this never would have happened.

  • Anonymous

    BARFORAMA……Maine has gone down the tubes for sure!

    • SierraTango

      You’re free to leave any time.

    • Superuser23

      Maine was down the tubes before this even.

  • Anonymous

    The US Supreme Court will probably establish marriage equality nationwide this coming summer. You can’t run away from the United States Constitution anywhere in the US. Try Iran…

  • Anonymous

    Here’s an idea.

    How about if this would ONLY be a place for NICE thoughts, GOOD wishes, CONGRATULATIONS to the happy couples? I’m sure the anti-gays can find a place online to comment about how much they hate America, hate the Constitution, hate their fellow Americans who are LGBT–surely the websites of the anti-gay Hate Cults are buzzing today! Think about it, anti-gays–you’d get no argument there.

    And normal, non-homophobic Mainers can concentrate on sending our good wishes to the adorable couples.

  • Anonymous

    You suppose the city clerk will register my car if I go in there at 12.01?

    • Anonymous

      I’m sure she will.

    • Anonymous

      You bring up a good point.

    • Superuser23

      Maybe if you are getting a same sex marriage license, I am sure you can get a bundle deal.

    • Anonymous

      Sure with the excise tax they will collect based on the sticker price not the purchase price.

  • Anonymous

    Will there as much fanfare when the first gay couple has a bitter divorce?

    • Anonymous

      You are right, and I can see it now: The TV will be full of commercials of lawyers who specialize in gay divorce.

      • Anonymous

        Pity they aren’t going to get any business off of such insulting commercials.

    • Anonymous

      Just as much sadness as any divorce.

  • I don’t think I’ve ever been more proud of my beloved home state of Maine! Best wishes to all the same sex couples who are eagerly awaiting their right to marry. Congratulations!

  • Anonymous

    They are turning this into a circus. Folks is there a need for turning peoples love for each other into hollywood style media blitz.. Good Luck with the show.

  • Anonymous

    This is a special moment in Maine history. Tonight, actually, early tomorrow, couples will be legally affirming their love and commitment to each other. This was made possible by Maine voters, after some years of discussion and consideration, decided our State will no longer discriminate. Congratulations to the newly weds. Congratulations to Maine.

  • Anonymous

    Why shouldn’t they be allowed to be as miserable as us heteros…best wishes to all the newlyweds.

  • Anonymous

    Tax implications..Maine Revenue has indicated they have to file the state return married joint or married separate, no single filing if married. As they have to file single or in a few cases head of household on their federal return it requires several federal returns to be prepared in order to prepare the state return. More money for the tax preparers if they use one. Also paper return has to be filed this year.

  • Anonymous

    Divorce lawyers just got a new batch of clients

  • A historic day it will be and I’ve been proud to tell others that Maine was the first state to legalize gay marriage by popular vote. Yes, MD an WA passed it as well by popular vote but Maine declared victory first.

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