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Same Sex Marriages at Portland City Hall
Date: 12/28/2012 Album ID: 1588519
Photos by Gabe Souza
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The first same sex marriages were performed at Portland City Hall just after midnight Saturday, December 29, 2012.
Photo By Carl D. Walsh/Staff Photographer: Portland City Event Coordinator Chris Farwell sets ups signs outside Portland City Hall on Friday December 28, 2012 for the first gay weddings in Maine to happen after midnight.
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Photo By Carl D. Walsh/Staff Photographer:   Michael Snell and Steven Bridges of Portland wait in line at Portland City Hall to be the first gay couple in Maine to be married on Friday December 28, 2012.
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Photo By Carl D. Walsh/Staff Photographer:   Michael Snell and Steven Bridges of Portland wait in line at Portland City Hall to be the first gay couple in Maine to be married on Friday December 28, 2012.
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Gabe Souza/Staff Photographer: Michael Snell and Stephen Bridges of Portland pin corsages on each other as they were the first same-sex couple in line to be married at Portland City Hall Friday, December 28, 2012.
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Gabe Souza/Staff Photographer: Illuminated by his iPad, Steven Jones of Portland waits in line to be married with his partner Jamous Lizotte, at right, outside the Portland City Clerk's office Friday, December 28, 2012.
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Gabe Souza/Staff Photographer: Gail Berenson of Portland holds a sign in support of same-sex marriage outside Portland City Hall Friday, December 28, 2012, before the first same sex marriages in Maine were performed. Berenson was part of a group that demonstrated in front of the Cathedral for the past three years.
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Gabe Souza/Staff Photographer: Amber Hardy of Portland and Amanda Poulin of Cape Elizabeth glance at each other as they unfurl a gay pride flag in front of Portland City Hall Friday, December 28, 2012 before the first same sex marriages were performed in Maine.
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Gabe Souza/Staff Photographer: Michael Snell and Stephen Bridges of Portland walk out of Portland City Hall early Saturday, December 29, 2012, after becoming the first same sex couple to be married in Maine.
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Gabe Souza/Staff Photographer: Couples of the same sex wait outside the city clerk's office at Portland City Hall late Friday night, December 28, 2012, for marriage licenses to be issued.
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Gabe Souza/Staff Photographer: Michael Snell has a corsage pinned on him by his soon-to-be husband Stephen Bridges after they entered Portland City Hall Friday, December 28, 2012. The Portland couple met online nine years ago.
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Gabe Souza/Staff Photographer: The crowd outside Portland City Hall balooned shortly before midnight as they counted down to 12:01 a.m., Saturday, December 29, 2012, when same sex marriage in Maine became legal.
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Gregory Rec/Staff Photographer:
Steven Bridges, left, and Michael Snell wait outside the City Clerk's office at Portland City Hall on Friday, December 28, 2012. The two men have dated for nine years and were first in line to get married at City Hall.
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Gregory Rec/Staff Photographer:
Matthew Martin, left, and Russell Vonaa hug outside of Portland City Hall on Saturday, December 29, 2012. Martin worked on the Mainers United for Marriage campaign and the two came to Portland from Augusta to support same-sex couples that got married at CIty Hall in the early morning hours of Saturday.
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Gregory Rec/Staff Photographer:
Steven Bridges, left, and Michael Snell fill out marriage license forms at Portland City Hall on Saturday, December 29, 2012. The two men have been together for nine years and were first in line to get married at City Hall.
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Gregory Rec/Staff Photographer:
A crowd of media photograph Michael Snell, left, and Steven Bridges as they wait for their marriage license to be processed at Portland City Hall on Saturday, December 29, 2012.
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Supporters crowd the plaza in front of City Hall in Portland in the early morning hours of Saturday, December 29, 2012. The crowd cheered as same-sex couples exited after receiving marriage licenses or after having been married at City Hall.
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Gregory Rec/Staff Photographer:
Jamous Lizotte, left, and Steven Jones show off copies of their marriage license after being married at Portland City Hall on Saturday, December 29, 2012.
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Gregory Rec/Staff Photographer:
Gail Berenson of Portland holds a sign while talking with a friend outside Portland City Hall on Saturday, December 29, 2012. Berenson was at City Hall to show support for same-sex couples who were getting married there on Saturday.
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