With tears in their eyes, they were among the first gay couples to exchange wedding vows early Saturday morning after Maine's same-sex marriage law went into effect at midnight. I think it's just amazing. It's freeing. It's what's right," an emotionally drained Gorney said after their ceremony in front of City Hall. After waiting years and seeing marriage rights nearly awarded and then retracted, gay couples in Maine's largest city didn't have to wait a moment longer than necessary to wed, with licenses issued at the stroke of midnight as the law went into effect.
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Toward the end of May in the year , the number of people in the United States who have died from the coronavirus passed , — almost all of them within a three-month span. An average of more than 1, deaths a day. A number is an imperfect measure when applied to the human condition. A number provides an answer to how many, but it can never convey the individual arcs of life, the , ways of greeting the morning and saying good night. The immensity of such a sudden toll taxes our ability to comprehend, to understand that each number adding up to , represents someone among us just yesterday.
So with the primaries two months behind them, each of the five candidates for governor is busy honing his or her image. Cutler, an independent candidate, continues to bring a sense of gravity to the third-way campaign. Remember those ads the day after the primaries? Cutler is definitely appreciative of not having that big R or D after his name. At the forum, Cutler was on the offensive.
Think how much simpler life would be if there were no wedding gifts to buy, no anniversaries to remember, no in-laws to tolerate, no for-better-or-for-worse to endure. And politicians would also be relieved from the burden of taking a position on the hot-button issue of allowing same-sex couples to wed. Or form civil unions. Or domestic partnerships. Or whatever.