Vermont gained notoriety in 2000 by becoming the first state in the union to recognize civil unions between same-sex couples â€” not exactly marriage, but close.Â Recently, there was a push to formally recognize same-sex relationships as “marriages.” The proposal passed both houses of the legislature â€” by a wide margin in the senate, slimmer in the house â€” 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 â€” let the elected legislatures decide!”Â
Well they did. Hope you support their exercise of their discretion like you have always claimed.