Vermont passes marriage equality for same-sex couples over Governor’s veto

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The State Senate and House in Vermont say LGBT couples have the right to marry

Republican Governor Jim Douglas said he would veto the marriage equality legislation that the Vermont legislature passed earlier this week. And he did so. But LGBT marriage advocates across the nation are celebrating the legislatures quick action today in overridding the Douglas’ veto. Vermont will be the first state to succesfully pass marraige equality legislation in the State House. Vermont was the first state to pass civil unions many years ago.

LGBT organizations across the country are ecstatic about this turn of events. Earlier in the week it was clear that a few more votes would be needed to override a veto by the governor.