The Legislature voted Tuesday to override Gov. Jim Douglas' veto of a bill allowing gays and lesbians to marry. The 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.
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Vermont has signed on to gay marriage, the second state to do so in the last week. It is the fourth state in the Union to recognize gay marriages after Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Iowa. It is the first state to do so with the vote of a state legislature. CBS reports:
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