On Saturday, while the rest of us are frantically figuring out our New Year’s Eve plans, a number of same-sex couples in Maine will be getting married, as the state’s new marriage-equality law officially takes effect.
Maine’s Question 1 was overwhelmingly approved by the voters 53% to 47 % on Election Day, and officially signed off on by Gov. Paul LePage on November 29. The new law becomes effective 30 days from that date.
Unlike other states, which require a waiting period, couples in Maine can jump the broom as soon as they get their license. The Portland Press Herald reports that City Hall and some other municipal offices will open their doors at 10pm tonight to accommodate the predicted crowd, and begin processing paperwork at 12:01am on Saturday.
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