VT Lawmakers To Governor : WE SAID YES!

Vermont lawmakers had been told before they initially passed a bill allowing same-sex marriage that Governor Jim Douglas would veto the bill.

That didn't stop them.

They needed 2/3 of each house to vote yes to override the veto. They weren't sure that would happen since the initial bill just barely missed 2/3 of each house.

Today, the Senate voted 23-5 in favor and 100-49 was the vote in the House.

Nine years ago, Vermont was the first state to adopt a civil unions law. Now, they are the 4th state to make gays EQUAL when it comes to marriage.

Who's next?!?

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