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Municipalities to open offices Dec. 29 to issue same-sex marriage licences

By Judy Harrison, BDN Staff

PORTLAND, Maine — The city clerk’s office in Maine’s largest municipality will be open from 12:01 to 3:01 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, the first day same-sex couples can obtain marriage license under a law passed by voters Nov. 6.

A press release issued by the city late Thursday afternoon said the office would be open for “all business including issuing marriage licenses and performing wedding ceremonies.”

All members of the public in line by 3:01 a.m. will be provided service, the press release said.

Augusta, Brunswick, Gardiner and Hallowell have also announced that their municipal offices will be open Saturday morning, Dec. 29 to issue marriage licenses.

Correction: An early version of this story reported that Portland was the only Maine municipality with office hours Dec. 29 to issue marriage licenses. More municipalities have since announced that they will be open as well.

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