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Vermont Legalizes Gay Marriage, Overrides Governor's Veto

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posted on Apr, 8 2009 @ 04:43 AM
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Vermont Legalizes Gay Marriage, Overrides Governor's Veto


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Vermont, which invented civil unions, on Tuesday became a pioneer again as the first state to legalize gay marriage through a legislature's vote, suggesting growing popular acceptance of the idea. - The House barely achieved the votes necessary to override Gov. Jim Douglas' veto of a bill that will allow gays and lesbians to marry beginning September 1. Four states now have same-sex marriage laws and other states soon could follow suit.

Bills to allow same-sex marriage are currently before lawmakers in New Hampshire, Maine, New York and New Jersey. The three other states that currently allow same-sex marriage _ Connecticut, Massachusetts and Iowa _ each moved to do so through the courts, not legislatures.

"For a popularly elected legislature to make this decision is a much more democratic process" because lawmakers have to answer to the voters every other November, said Eric Davis, a retired Middlebury College political science professor.
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posted on Apr, 8 2009 @ 04:43 AM
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People have no problem disobeying their "selected-officials". Hopefully, more & more people will disobey the tyrants, who want to disobey common-laws & control our lives.

Homosexual-unions are not a sign of victory for the majority of people, who'd rather keep & observe the laws of their highly-respected elders & leaders.

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posted on Apr, 8 2009 @ 04:58 AM
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Oh, noes, gay banditos are on the roll again...

Our "legendary" values down to the drain once more



posted on Apr, 8 2009 @ 02:36 PM
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There's nothing wrong with being gay. I'm a true gay (content & joyful) person. I don't refer to true gay people by calling them homosexuals. We must value the proper definitions of words & common laws!

[edit on 8-4-2009 by News And History]



posted on Apr, 8 2009 @ 02:58 PM
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And, we need to value the founding principle of equal rights for all under the law.....whether it be governmental law or your "common law".

More and more of the country is moving in this direction, and it is a good thing. It takes nothing from us straight people, and it gives gay people true legal equality.



posted on Apr, 8 2009 @ 03:06 PM
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It certainly is, I am happy that more and more states are coming to their senses and realizing that equal rights among all people is one of the most important endeavours that this country needs to take on.

For far too long have people been discriminated against and denied rights over things that should not even be seen as a "difference" among people.

Good job Vermont, keep the common sense coming.

~Keeper



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