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Vermont Legalizes Gay Marriage With Veto Override

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: government, Vermont, gay marriage, gayrights, human rights, politics, freedoms, Legislature )

- 3751 days ago -
MONTPELIER, Vt. - Vermont has become the fourth state to legalize gay marriage -- and the first to do so with a legislature's vote. The Legislature voted Tuesday to override Gov. Jim Douglas' veto of a bill allowing gays and lesbians to marry.


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Dee C (23)
Tuesday April 7, 2009, 9:04 am
he 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.

The vote came nine years after Vermont adopted its first-in-the-nation civil unions law.

It's now the fourth state to permit same-sex marriage. Massachusetts, Connecticut and Iowa are the others. Their approval of gay marriage came from the courts.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.

Maggie Amaya (201)
Tuesday April 7, 2009, 3:33 pm
Yay for equality!

Marty H (119)
Wednesday April 8, 2009, 2:03 am
thnaks Dee and noted! Great news!

Arielle S (313)
Wednesday April 8, 2009, 8:55 am
Good for Vermont! It's about time...
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