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).