Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Vermont Senate Votes for Marriage Equality

From CNN:
The Vermont Senate voted overwhelmingly Monday to legalize same-sex marriage, potentially setting the stage for a high-profile legislative showdown and breaking a new political barrier in the state that made history in 2000 by becoming the first to approve civil unions for gay and lesbian couples.

If the bill becomes law, Vermont will become the first state to legalize same-sex marriage without being forced to do so by the courts.

The bill, which passed the 30-member chamber by a 26-4 margin, moves to the Vermont House, where it is also expected to be approved. Republican Gov. Jim Douglas, however, has said he doesn't support the bill. Vermont Senate votes to legalize same-sex marriage

The governor might decide to veto this bill, and according to this story it is not clear whether the state legislature would have enough votes to override it.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rep. Barney Frank says he doesn't want the U.S. Supreme Court to take up marriage yet "because that homophobe Antonin Scalia has got too many votes on this current court."

March 24, 2009 6:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very smart man, that Barney Frank!

March 26, 2009 10:25 PM  

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