Tuesday, April 07, 2009
Gay marriage advocates in Montpelier after passage of the bill.
Vermont's legislature overrode the governor's veto of a gay marriage bill today, making it the second state this week to achieve civil rights awesomeness. From the NYT:
The step makes Vermont the first state to allow same-sex marriage through legislative action instead of a court ruling.
The outcome in the House of Representatives, 100 to 49, was not clear until the final moments of a long roll call, when Rep. Jeff Young, a Democrat who voted against the bill last week, reversed his position. After the final tally, cheers erupted in both legislative chambers of the State House and in the hallways outside, and several lawmakers on both sides of the debate looked stunned.
Hell yeah! Get down with your bad self, Vermont. What was that we said the other day about inevitability? May the train roll onward.