Associated Press/Robert F. Bukaty - Steven Bridges, left, receives a wedding ring from Michael Snell, early Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, at City Hall in Portland, Maine.
After waiting for years, Steven and Michael were the first gay couple to marry in Maine. The two have been together for 9 years, and the happiness on their faces says it all. They waited in line for the City Clerk's office to open at midnight on December 29th, the day the day the same sex marriage law went into effect.
I'm proud to be a resident of a state that now longer discriminates!