Vermont legalizes gay marriage

vermont-legalizes-gay-marriage-9540-1239119824-17Shortly after Iowa became the third state to legalize gay marriage, Vermont becomes the fourth state to do so – but the first through their legislative body. 

Nine years after Vermont became the first state to offer civil unions for same sex partners, the state Legislature voted Tuesday to override Gov. Jim Douglas’ veto of a bill allowing gays and lesbians to marry.

The vote was 23-5 to override in the state Senate and 100-49 to override in the House. Under Vermont law, two-thirds of each chamber had to vote for override.

Now, the question is when are the other New England states (and the rest of the country) going to get on board and do the right thing.

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