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Vermont Legalizes Gay Marriage

Posted by on Apr. 8, 2009 at 7:25 AM
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Vermont Legalizes Gay Marriage

Tuesday, April 7, 2009
 

Associated Press: Vermont on Tuesday became the fourth state to legalize gay marriage -- and the first to do so with a legislature's vote.

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AP

The House recorded a dramatic 100-49 vote, the minimum needed, to override Gov. Jim Douglas' veto. Its vote followed a much easier override vote in the Senate, which rebuffed the Republican governor with a vote of 23-5.

Vermont was the first state to legalize civil unions for same-sex couples and joins Connecticut, Massachusetts and Iowa in giving gays the right to marry. Their approval of gay marriage came from the courts.

Tuesday morning's legislative action came less than a day after Douglas issued a veto message saying the bill would not improve the lot of gay and lesbian couples because it still would not provide them rights under federal and other states' laws.

Douglas called override "not unexpected." He had called the issue of gay marriage a distraction during a time when economic and budget issues were more important.

by on Apr. 8, 2009 at 7:25 AM
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hsteele
by on Apr. 8, 2009 at 7:28 AM

way to go


Heather
Proud Pagan Mama



"Now you're in the minority. Its supposed to taste like a $h&t taco." ~John Stewart~




Katie911
by on Apr. 8, 2009 at 8:02 AM

bad

Amandi23
by on Apr. 8, 2009 at 9:14 AM


Quoting hsteele:

way to go

athenax3
by on Apr. 8, 2009 at 9:23 AM


Quoting Amandi23:


Quoting hsteele:

way to go



psychmama
by Member on Apr. 8, 2009 at 9:24 AM

bad

hillary_rose
by New Member on Apr. 8, 2009 at 9:37 AM

I LOVE IT! I'm from Vermont!

canthaveboys1
by on Apr. 8, 2009 at 9:40 AM

GOOD FOR THEM!!!

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