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Vermont Legislature Is the First to Legalize Gay Marriage!

Not even the veto of Governor Jim Douglas could stop the Vermont legislature's true love for gay marriage. Today, the state house and senate overrode a veto by 100-49 and 23-5, to become the first state to legislatively approve same-sex marriage. In other words, Vermont is the first state where the elected legislature, and not the court, legalized gay marriage.

Last week, Iowa's supreme court approved gay marriage, ruling that the state's ban was unconstitutional. Vermont joins Iowa, Connecticut, and Massachusetts as the only states in the US where all citizens can marry the person of their choice.

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tiabia tiabia 8 years
Fabulous news!!! :woohoo: VERMONT!
em1282 em1282 8 years
Nothing to add but :woohoo: Hypno that is one of my favorite expressions!
princess_eab princess_eab 8 years
hurrah!
genesisrocks genesisrocks 8 years
Yay
hope2be hope2be 8 years
That's great news, but I'm kind of holding my breath, because this can get taken away again...:( It's happened before. Or will it stick this time around?
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 8 years
Well butter my @$$ & call me a biscuit, this just makes me want to sinch up my skirt and kick.
janneth janneth 8 years
http://www.vermontgaytourism.com/
harmonyfrance harmonyfrance 8 years
AGREED Mich! 100%
Michelann Michelann 8 years
Or whatever it is that they're afraid of...
Michelann Michelann 8 years
Hopefully other states will watch Vermont closely, and observe that allowing gay couples to marry does not destroy or denigrate straight marriages in the least.
Myst Myst 8 years
yay Vermont!
allthingsgrow allthingsgrow 8 years
stoked!
momma-tikita momma-tikita 8 years
:rotfl: that makes it funnier!
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 8 years
momma the other girls were LOVING him. :sick:
momma-tikita momma-tikita 8 years
:rotfl: I dont know whats funnier the mullet or the boots! How did people control their laughter?!
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 8 years
:rotfl: I blame haus!
stephley stephley 8 years
Nah Momma, that's any night at Sarah's house!
starangel82 starangel82 8 years
Oh dear lord I can't quit laughing blue....
momma-tikita momma-tikita 8 years
Sarah??? :rotfl: did you recently have a party?! nice avi!
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 8 years
:cheer: Great news. One state down...
poissondujour poissondujour 8 years
WOOHOO!!!!!
chatondeneige chatondeneige 8 years
Yay for Vermont! :)
momma-tikita momma-tikita 8 years
Good for them! :)
Smacks83 Smacks83 8 years
Pinkprincess, I don't think that would get to message across either. Lots of straight girls makeout,lol. Yay Vermont!
bellaressa bellaressa 8 years
This is great news. One down and many to go.
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