Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Marriage Equality in Vermont

The state legislature of Vermont has overridden Gov. Jim Douglas’s veto of the same-sex marriage law.

The Vermont House has voted, 100-49 to override Gov. Jim Douglas’ veto of a bill that would allow same-sex marriage.

Vermont will become the fourth state to legalize marriages of gay and lesbian couples. The others are Massachusetts, Connecticut and Iowa.

The Vermont Senate voted earlier this morning to override Gov. Jim Douglas’ veto of the same-sex marriage legislation. The vote passed, 23-5.

It looked dicey there for a while; they needed a 2/3 majority to override — 100 votes — in the House to override, and they got exactly that.

And if NTodd and his band of hard-working supporters for marriage equality want to take credit for lobbying on behalf of the effort, who am I to say no? It is with the help and support of friends (and Friends) — straight, gay, or otherwise — that will make this happen everywhere. Including California and Florida.