12/29/2012 01:46 pm ET Updated Dec 29, 2012

Same-Sex Marriage In Maine: The First Wedding (PHOTOS)

Congratulations, Mainers!

The same-sex marriage law that voters passed in November went into effect at midnight on December 29th. Maine joins Washington, Massachusetts, Iowa, Vermont, New Hampshire, New York, Connecticut and the District of Columbia in enacting same-sex marriage laws; same-sex couples there may obtain marriage licences and get married.

To see what marriage equality looks like in the Pine Tree State, we found photos from the first legal marriage in Maine. The grooms were Steven Bridges and Michael Snell and they wed at about 12:25 AM on Saturday.

"It's historic. We've waited our entire lives for this," Bridges told the Associated Press.

See their journey to City Hall in Portland in the slideshow below.

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