Vermont gov says he opposes same-sex marriage

Posted on 12 Mar 2009 at 5:43pm
By Associated Press

Douglas says he won’t be pleased if lawmakers pass marriage bill ahead of economic development bill

MONTPELIER, Vt. — Vermont Gov. Jim Douglas says he’s against gay marriage.

Douglas says Vermont’s civil unions law is good the way it is, and he says the state doesn’t need a "divisive" debate on the topic.

Vermont was the first state in the nation to adopt civil unions, in 2000, and legislative leaders say they’re poised to pass a bill that would legalize same-sex marriages this year.

In an editorial board meeting at the Barre-Montpelier Times-Argus on Tuesday, March 10, the Republican governor wouldn’t say what he’ll do if the bill is approved and sent to him for action. He says he won’t be pleased if that happens before the Legislature acts on an economic development bill.

Information from: The Times Argus, www.timesargus.com/

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