The election of a pro-equality candidate for Vermont Governor next year provides a unique possibility to replace anti-equality Governor Jim Douglas who vetoed two pieces of equality legislation.
He vetoed the marriage bill, which was overridden. He also vetoed the anti-discrimination bill to add protections for gender identity and expression. This veto was not overridden.
If this anti-discrimination bill could become law, then Vermont would be the first state to offer full legal equality to its LGBT residents. California got that honor last year, but now it does not offer full equality because of the passage of Proposition 8.
Read next what we are doing to ensure that Vermont can offer full equality...
To achieve full equality in Vermont, eQualityGiving is proud to endorse Deb Markowitz for Governor of Vermont. She has been the Vermont Secretary of State for 12 years, and she supports all the Equality Goals. You can read a Letter from her lesbian sister on our site.
A TRIPLE WIN IN THIS RACE
- We can defeat Governor Jim Douglas who vetoed not only the marriage equality bill, but also transgender protections (which was not overridden).
- We can elect Deb Markowitz as a pro-equality Governor.
- With Markowitz as Governor, Vermont would be poised to pass transgender protection and become the first state to provide full equality to the entire LGBTQ population in that state.
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