Vermont Legislators Override Governor, Legalize Gay Marriage

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In Massachusetts, Connecticut and Iowa, courts have ruled in favor of same-sex marriage. Today in Vermont, it was the legislature, overruling a veto by Governor Jim Douglas. In the Senate, the vote was 23 to 5; in the House, 100 to 49, just the two-thirds required to override a veto. In Washington, DC, where domestic partnerships are legal, the city council voted today to recognize same-sex marriages performed elsewhere. Bill Lippert, an openly gay legislator in Vermont's House of Representatives, is Chair of its House Judiciary Committee, which brought the bill to the floor.


Bill Lippert - State Legislator, Vermont House of Representatives

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