Over the weekend, Maine's first same-sex weddings took place, with Steven Bridges and Michael Snell being the the first in line in Portland, Maine, and they received cheers from more than 200 people waiting outside after they wed in the clerk's office.
"It's historic. We've waited our entire lives for this," Bridges, a retail manager, told news outlets. Bridges, 42, has been in a relationship with Snell, 53 and a massage therapist, for nine years. The couple wore lavender and purple carnations on black T-shirts with the words "Love is love."
Same-sex marriages will be legal in Maryland beginning January 1, 2013, so expect some wedding bells the first of the new year.
The footage in the video below was shot the evening of December 28 and early morning of December 29 in Portland, Maine, during the very first equal marriages in the state and features the marriage of Snell and Bridges. Watch it now: