Gay Marriage

Gay Marriage Legal in Maine Before the New Year

Big changes in a short time


The ACLU of Maine is proud to announce that same-sex couples will be allowed to receive marriage licenses in Maine starting Saturday, December 29th.

The Office of the Secretary of State confirmed that Governor Paul LePage certified election results on November 29th. After a 30 day waiting period, An Act To Allow Marriage Licenses For Same-Sex Couples And Protect Religious Freedom goes into effect. On election night, Maine made history by becoming the first state to grant marriage to same-sex couples through a ballot initiative. 53% of Mainers voted in favor of the new law.