Gay Marriage For Vermont

24 03 2009

In an overwhelming vote, Vermont’s state Senate has just voted to convert their civil unions law into a civil marriage law.  The tally was 26-4 in favor of same-sex marriage.  The bill is now moving on to the House, where it is expected to be passed.  

In 2000, Vermont was the first state to allow civil unions.  If the bill is passed, Vermont will become the third state to allow gay marriage.  Vermont will also be the first state to legalize marriage equality by legislative action.  The bill would allow same-sex couples to begin marrying in September.

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25 03 2009
feminist3

By legislative action? That is progress, indeed.

27 03 2009
Becca

I am proud to live in Vermont. Gay Marriage just shouldn’t be something to fight against. Gov. Douglas should be ashamed of himself!

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