Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Equality In Vermont!

2009 is becoming a landmark year for the rights of same-sex couples. Vermont, just moments ago, became the fourth state to legalize same-sex marriage, thanks to a Vermont Legislature that overrode a Republican Governor's veto. The measure easily passed the Vermont Senate, 23-5 and it received exactly 100 supporters (100 needed to override) in the House.

Take a look at the front page of the Burlington Free Press, where you'll find statements from both sides, video and a whole lot more. See video here  from today's House procedure.

Today's victory in Vermont is a first for same sex couples by way of a legislative process. Other states, including Iowa just four days ago, made their own history through the courts instead. Massachusetts and Connecticut also recognize same-sex marriage. Who's next?

**  UPDATE **  Here's a roll call from today's House vote in Vermont.

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