Gay couples in Maine poised for first weddings
PORTLAND, Maine – Chris Kast and Byron Bartlett already consider themselves married after a 2010 ceremony overlooking Portland Harbor, but now they're doing it all over again – planning to be among the first to get a marriage license when Maine's same-sex marriage law goes into effect at midnight.
After waiting years for the opportunity, gay couples in Maine's largest city won't have to wait a moment longer than necessary to get married, with Portland City Hall opening at midnight when the law goes into effect to issue the first marriage licenses under the new law.
With their four daughters home for the holidays, Kast and Bartlett, both formerly married to women, decided they would wed on the spot after getting their marriage license. They didn't see the need for another big ceremony.
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