Same-sex marriage was legalized in Maine by a popular vote on November 6, 2012. On December 29, 2012, the law went into effect. Maine has also offered domestic partnerships. Individuals who are currently in same-sex domestic partnerships may now choose to marry, terminating their domestic partnership.
Please see our Ultimate Guide to Gay Marriage Laws for more information.
Should I Consult an Attorney?
Same sex marriage is now legal in Maine, but marriage is always complex. Same-sex couples may also encounter obstacles when exercising their rights. If you are involved in a same sex relationship, it may be wise to consult with a Maine family law attorney.