07 April 2009

Marriage in Vermont!!!

Breaking news from the Vermont Statehouse: the legislature just overrode the governor's veto of the marriage act.

I'm so overwhelmed I hardly have words. More later.

Kudos to the fabulous people at Vermont Freedom to Marry. They've been working for more than a decade, since Vermont enacted civil unions, to lay the groundwork for this legislation. Vermont is the first state in the United States to permit same-sex marriage through legislation (as opposed to marriage proceeding from court decisions, as was the case in Iowa earlier this week).

12 comments:

niobe said...

What amazingly great news!

kathy a. said...

oh, how wonderful!!!!!

liz said...

Hooray!!! I'm doing the happy dance right here in my cubicle!

kathy a. said...

DC also just voted to recognize gay marriaged performed elsewhere: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/04/07/AR2009040702200.html?hpid=topnews unanimous vote, too.

Bardiac said...

It's HUGE! YAY!

Jody said...

WOW! WOW! WOW!

That's AMAZING.

Just -- WOW.

Wheeeeeee.

Heather said...

Wow!

Skila said...

Woohooo! Yay Vermont!

landismom said...

Yay!

Songbird said...

Go, Vermont!

Rev Dr Mom said...

I am so proud of Vermont's legislature for overriding that veto! And proud to be a (sort-of) Vermonter!

Elizabeth said...

mazel tov!!