Watch Crowds Cheer For Same-Sex Couples, Now Married in Maine SHARE: Tweet Progress: It continued on Election Day 2012, and it’s still coming. It’s almost time to put away such childish toys as this absurd-yet-telling stat: 25 states currently allow cousins to marry; now, after Election Day, 9 states and the District of Columbia allow same-sex couples the same privilege. Maine on Friday officially joined the marriage equality ranks, and couples couldn’t wait to step up and take the plunge. Steven Bridges and Michael Snell were first in line and stole the show. “We finally feel equal and happy to live in Maine,” Bridges (pictured, left) told the Bangor Daily News. (All pics: AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty) The crowd outside, serenading couples (and the world) with “All You Need Is Love,” will give you chills like you wouldn’t believe. SEE ALSO: • Supreme Court to Hear Two Same-Sex Marriage Cases, Be Fabulous • Larry & Randy: What Marriage Equality Is All About Follow Us SEE ALSO: • Why Marriage Equality Is Passing • Brad Pitt Puts Marriage Equality Money Where His Purty Mouth Is • New York Times Wins ‘Juxtaposition of the Day’ Follow Us MOST RECENT BY Slade Sohmer:Thanks, Obama: World Cup Draw Could Not Have Gone Worse For USAShirtless Germans Know How to Videobomb20 BestWorst Local News Moments In 2013: Cheeky Monkeys, Cat Interviews & More Slade Sohmer Slade Sohmer is editor-in-chief of HyperVocal and co-host of SiriusXM's daily "Politics Powered By Twitter" program. Tweet him at @SladeHV.