Alex Blaze

Vermont Senate passes marriage bill

Filed By Alex Blaze | March 24, 2009 12:30 PM | comments

Filed in: Marriage Equality, Politics, The Movement
Tags: gay marriage, James Douglas, lesbian, LGBT, marriage, marriage equality, same-sex marriage, state governmet, Vermont

What with the site being down and all, we weren't able to mention last night that the Vermont Senate passed a bill to move the state from the civil unions category over to marriage:

The Vermont Senate passed legislation Monday that would legalize same-sex marriage in the state. The bill passed 26-4.

It now moves to the House where supporters believe it is likely to be approved. But whether Vermont Gov. James Douglas (R) will sign it is unknown.

The governor's a Republican in a state where homophobia isn't as popular as it is in some parts of the country. I wonder why that sounds familiar....

He criticized the state assembly for taking up the bill when there are other problems to solve (yeah, the best reason ever), but apparently the bill can pass in Vermont without him signing it.

Congrats to the folks who worked on this in Vermont.

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