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Vermont Senate Votes to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

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posted on Mar, 24 2009 @ 08:17 AM
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Vermont Senate Votes to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage


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The Vermont Senate voted overwhelmingly Monday to legalize same-sex marriage, potentially setting the stage for a high-profile legislative showdown and breaking a new political barrier in the state that made history in 2000 by becoming the first to approve civil unions for gay and lesbian couples.

If the bill becomes law, Vermont will become the first state to legalize same-sex marriage without being forced to do so by the courts.

The bill, which passed the 30-member chamber by a 26-4 margin, moves to the Vermont House, where it is also expected to be approved. Republican Gov. Jim Douglas, however, has said he doesn't support the bill.

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posted on Mar, 24 2009 @ 08:17 AM
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Good.

It's nice to see a state being proactive about this until waiting to be sued.

Civil unions still say that homosexual couples aren't "equal" under the eyes of the law. It still says that they aren't "enough of whatever" for the label of marriage.

If they want to be married, if they want that label, then let them have it. It hurts no one.

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posted on Mar, 24 2009 @ 09:33 AM
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Its nice to know that there is at least a small sector of the states that is on the right track on this subject. Good for them.

It gives me hope that one day the US of A will be a forward nation again, instead of the backwater of entrenched, petty narrowness that it became in the last decade.



 
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