We’re excited and proud that Maine to say that in our adopted home state of Maine, voters made history by being the first in the country to approve same-sex marriage by popular vote.
Oscar and I come from the Netherlands, where same-sex marriage has been legal for over a decade. We believe that marriage is about the love and commitment of two people who work together as equals to weather life’s celebrations and challenges, become members of each others families, and often raise children together. In the Netherlands, we believe that one can never deny another person the right to equality. We are born free and equal, endowed with reason and a conscience, and we should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
To celebrate this historical milestone in Maine we have created a wonderful same sex marriage package benefiting the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) in support of Americans for Marriage Equality. Gay couples are expected to be able to get married in Maine by the beginning of January 2013.
Called the Maine Is For All! Lovers Wedding Package, this package is a two night package and includes all 20 guestrooms and suites, overlooking the harbor or bay. In addition, the package includes our famous Champagne breakfast every morning; a one-hour cocktail reception with a signature cocktail and passed hors d’oeuvres; a four-course sit-down dinner, Champagne toast, open bar and a Rainbow Wedding Cake with coffee and tea. For the wedding couple we will also include a 60-minute couples massage.
In addition, we will make a donation in honor of the wedding couple to the HRC, they are developing a public engagement campaign featuring prominent Americans who support the marriage of committed gay and lesbian couples. There is still a lot of work to be done in the rest of the country, and we hope that this campaign will help others understand the importance of allowing everyone to have the opportunity to marry.
For pricing and more information, visit our website.
And a hearty congratulations to all the newly engaged couples!