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Gay Marriage Comes to Vermont

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It's official.

The Vermont House votes 100-49 to override the governor's veto of the gay marriage bill.

Gay marriage is coming to Vermont.

UPDATE:

Here's a statement from Peter Shumlin, President Pro Tem of the Senate. Boy, he didn't waste any time in getting this out:

“Today Vermont legislators did the right thing by overriding Governor Douglas’ veto and granting equal rights to all Vermonters. The struggle for equal rights is never easy.  I was proud to be President of the Senate nine years ago when Vermont led the country by creating civil unions.  Today is another historic day for Vermont and I have never felt more proud as we become the first state in the country to enact marriage equality not as the result of a court order, but because it is the right
thing to do.”

"Many thanks to all the Vermonters who participated in this debate, Vermont Freedom to Marry, MassEquality, the Human Rights Campaign, and everyone who helped make today's victory possible."

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