Tuesday, April 7, 2009

VERMONT LEGALIZES SAME-SEX MARRIAGE!

The Vermont legislature has just voted 100-49 to overturn the Governors veto of marriage. Vermont officially becomes the 4th state in the union to allow same-sex marriage after Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Iowa.

Thank you for all your hard work and congratulations!!!

11 comments:

Ray of Sunshine said...

Yeah!!!!! Now, only if Illinois would follow suit, that would be totally awesome! Still workin' on it, though.....

Congrats to Vermont!

~Ray~

RambleRedhead said...

Yahooooooooooooo!

Kajivar said...

HELL YEAH! :D :D :D

Zoe Howard said...

wow and to think. Nevada is so behind the times we are just trying to get civil unions in place. :(

Scot said...

Wonderful! I'm so sick of people demeaning and blaming great founding principles of equality on "activists judges". A veto-proof majority in a legislative body speaks even louder for such principles than a simple majority. It's a great day.

bridgeout said...

YES!!! Vermont!! Woohoo!

Anonymous said...

I love the smell of equality in the morning!

mewi said...

IM SO PROUD TO BE A LESBIAN VERMONTER!!! YAY HOUSE OF REPS, SENATE, vtfreetomarry.org WHO ALL MADE THIS POSSIBLE ^.^

mewi said...

OH, BY THE WAY, Vermont was the first state to successfully pass same sex marriage VIA legislation with such a large majority, and Veto a Veto! ^.^

allanrbrts said...

Guys there is a great LGBT civil rights organization called the Empowering Spirits Foundation. They are very creative in how they approach this hot topic issue of gay marriage, in that they engage in service oriented activities in communities typically opposed to equal rights to foster thought and change for LGBT equality.

A friend of mine told me about it and I thought it was a great, positive approach to the issue. We had so much fun at the last event and it was great to give back to the community. Plus it was great to converse with others on the other side of the table in a way that wasn't confrontational.

Anyway, this can be such a heated issue and I thought this was a unique approach.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Empowering-Spirits-Foundation/49288966338

Vincetastic said...

Leave it to Vermont and Iowa to be the most progressive states in the nation, shame on us here in California for passing Prop 9. Whether you call it Gay Marriage or Civil Union, the basic premise is that every person should have equal rights. It’s good to see that some states are progressing, I made a list on my site of the states I think will legalize Gay Marriage first: http://www.toptentopten.com/topten/first+states+that+will+legalize+gay+marriage

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