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Fewer weddings by gay couples in Maine than in Mass.

PORTLAND, Maine — Gay couples are booking wedding dates and exchanging vows in Maine, but inns and wedding venues aren’t expecting a deluge of new business like Massachusetts experienced when it became the first state to legalize same-sex marriage nearly a decade ago.

About 2,360 same-sex couples were married in Massachusetts the first month alone after its gay marriage law went into effect in 2004, according to the Boston-based Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders organization.

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