Tuesday, April 7, 2009

4 down, 46 to go.

Vermont lawmakers legalize gay marriage

Governor's veto is rejected; state becomes 4th in U.S. to take that path

MONTPELIER, Vt. - Vermont on Tuesday became the fourth state to legalize gay marriage — and the first to do so with a legislature's vote.
The Legislature voted to override Gov. Jim Douglas' veto of a bill allowing gays and lesbians to marry. The vote was 23-5 to override in the state Senate and 100-49 to override in the House. Under Vermont law, two-thirds of each chamber had to vote for override.

There might be a lull before the next state falls, but it will fall. There is no going back now. This is happening, and it's happening now.


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