BREAKING NEWS: Vermont legislature overrides veto, authorizes same-sex marriage

Posted on 07 Apr 2009 at 9:15am

Vermont gained notoriety in 2000 by becoming the first state in the union to recognize civil unions between same-sex couples — not exactly marriage, but close. Recently, there was a push to formally recognize same-sex relationships as “marriages.” The proposal passed both houses of the legislature — by a wide margin in the senate, slimmer in the house — but Vermont’s governor pledged to, and then did, veto the law.

Well, this morning Vermont’s two chambers voted to override the veto, and by a razor-thin vote of 100-49 in the house (99-50 would have been a loss, as two-thirds are needed for veto overrides) the law was re-enacted, going into effect Sept. 1.

The Right Wing is always saying, “enough with these judge-made rules — let the elected legislatures decide!” 

Well they did. Hope you support their exercise of their discretion like you have always claimed.

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