On May 6th, 2009, Maine became the first state in the country to pass a marriage bill through its Legislature and have it signed into law by sitting Governor John Baldacci. Unfortunately, six months later, Maine voters narrowly repealed that bill in a People’s Veto, denying same-sex couples the responsibilities and protections that only marriage can provide.
In an effort to raise awareness and increase public support of marriage equality, Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) and EqualityMaine have partnered to create this website to share the personal stories of real Mainers and demonstrate what marriage means to them.
We encourage you to read these stories from your neighbors and submit your story, as well. Your voice will help bring marriage equality to all Mainers, so that all families in the state can enjoy Maine the way life should be.