A date is set for Maine same sex marriage!
Town offices are able to issue Maine same sex marriage licenses as of December 29, 2012. Because the 29th falls on a Saturday, some municipalities are generously opening their doors specifically to issue marriage licenses for couples who wish to file their intentions on the very first day. So far, I am aware of some town offices planning to open from 9am to noon and others who plan to open at midnight. Please call your town/city clerk to inquire about special hours for this occassion.
Be sure to bring the following items with you when filing your intentions:
1) Photo ID’s
2) Official/attested document which ended your last marriage if applicable (divorce decree or death certificate)
3) $40 filing fee (best to bring in cash as not all town offices accept credit or debit cards)
Augusta: 12/29/12 – Open from 9am – noon
Gardiner: 12/29/12 – Open from 9am – noon
Portland: 12/29/12 – Open from 12:01am – 3:01am