Maine’s first same-sex marriages

Posted Dec. 28, 2012, at 11:20 p.m.
Steven Bridges (left) and Michael Snell smooch at Portland City Hall Saturday morning just after midnight, the first gay couple in Maine to tie the knot.
Steven Bridges (left) and Michael Snell smooch at Portland City Hall Saturday morning just after midnight, the first gay couple in Maine to tie the knot. Buy Photo
Newlyweds Wendy West (left) and Rebecca Leeman celebrate in the lobby of Portland City Hall Saturday morning, just after midnight.
Newlyweds Wendy West (left) and Rebecca Leeman celebrate in the lobby of Portland City Hall Saturday morning, just after midnight. Buy Photo
Joan Kunian (left) and Suzanne Blackburn show off their marriage license at Portland City Hall around 1 a.m. Saturday.
Joan Kunian (left) and Suzanne Blackburn show off their marriage license at Portland City Hall around 1 a.m. Saturday. Buy Photo
Elizabeth (left) and Cathy LaFerriere embrace in Portland's City Hall in the wee hours of Saturday morning after getting married.
Elizabeth (left) and Cathy LaFerriere embrace in Portland's City Hall in the wee hours of Saturday morning after getting married. Buy Photo
Newlyweds Jeffrey Burdick and Joshua Laton have a laugh in Portland City Hall Saturday morning.
Newlyweds Jeffrey Burdick and Joshua Laton have a laugh in Portland City Hall Saturday morning. Buy Photo
Steven Jones and Jamous Lizotte celebrate their nuptials at Portland City Hall Saturday morning.
Steven Jones and Jamous Lizotte celebrate their nuptials at Portland City Hall Saturday morning. Buy Photo
Lisa Gorney and Donna Galluzzo arrived for their wedding at Portland City Hall in a limo Saturday morning.
Lisa Gorney and Donna Galluzzo arrived for their wedding at Portland City Hall in a limo Saturday morning. Buy Photo
Newlyweds Erica (left) and Alison Lovejoy celebrate in Portland City Hall Saturday morning.
Newlyweds Erica (left) and Alison Lovejoy celebrate in Portland City Hall Saturday morning. Buy Photo
Michael Snell (left) receives a boutonniere by Steven Bridges before waiting in line to get married at Portland City Hall Friday evening.
Michael Snell (left) receives a boutonniere by Steven Bridges before waiting in line to get married at Portland City Hall Friday evening. Buy Photo
Melanie Lavoie (left) waits in line with her friend Roberta Batt (right) before Batt is wed to her partner of more than 30 years, Mary Donaldson, outside Portland City Hall in Portland.
Melanie Lavoie (left) waits in line with her friend Roberta Batt (right) before Batt is wed to her partner of more than 30 years, Mary Donaldson, outside Portland City Hall in Portland. Buy Photo
Steven Bridges (from left), Katie Snell and Michael Snell are first in line outside Portland City Hall to be married Friday evening in Portland. Bridges will marry Michael Snell. Katie is Michael's daughter.
Steven Bridges (from left), Katie Snell and Michael Snell are first in line outside Portland City Hall to be married Friday evening in Portland. Bridges will marry Michael Snell. Katie is Michael's daughter. Buy Photo
Jamous Lizotte (left), 35, and Steven Jones, 52, wait in line at Portland City Hall to  get legally married.
Jamous Lizotte (left), 35, and Steven Jones, 52, wait in line at Portland City Hall to get legally married. Buy Photo
Mary Donaldson (left) and Roberta Batt
Mary Donaldson (left) and Roberta Batt Buy Photo

Gay couples gathered Friday evening at Portland City Hall to receive the first same-sex marriage licenses to be handed out in the state of Maine.

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