Video from Maine as first gay couple gets married, crowd goes wild

Michael Snell and Steven Bridges of Portland, Maine were the first gay couple to married in the state following our victory in the November elections.

The Portland Press Herald has photos.

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Here’s video of the first married couple leaving the City Hall after the ceremony – the crowd goes wild (video courtesy of┬áMarissa Bodnar, a reporter with WGME in Portland):

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Marissa Bodnar, a reporter with WGME in Portland, just tweeted out the following photo of gay marriage supporters waiting outside city hall, in freezing temperatures, for the marriages to begin:

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Source: Marissa Bodnar, a reporter with WGME in Portland, via Twitter.

And TVTeddy, an assignment manager at WCSH6 in Portland, tweeted the following, including a photo:

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Source: TVTeddy, an assignment manager at WCSH6 in Portland, via Twitter.

The boys, walking out to greet the crowd after their marriage:

Screen Shot 2012-12-28 at 11.54.16 PMCrowd in Portland sings “All You Need Is Love” (the video is crooked, but you can still listen, and turn your head :):

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