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Vermont legalizes gay marriage - April 7th 2009, 07:13 PM

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MONTPELIER, Vt.—Vermont on Tuesday became the fourth state to legalize gay marriage -- and the first to do so with a legislature's vote.

The House recorded a dramatic 100-49 vote, the minimum needed, to override Gov. Jim Douglas' veto. Its vote followed a much easier override vote in the Senate, which rebuffed the Republican governor with a vote of 23-5.
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Re: Vermont legalizes gay marriage - April 7th 2009, 07:16 PM

It's great.

Eventually the other states will give into reality and legalise it as well, though it may be a while.
   
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Re: Vermont legalizes gay marriage - April 7th 2009, 07:39 PM

About time they legalize it. now they can work on legalizing drugs for tax revenue.


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Re: Vermont legalizes gay marriage - April 7th 2009, 07:43 PM

That's great! Just the rest of the states to go...


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Re: Vermont legalizes gay marriage - April 7th 2009, 07:43 PM

Oh yay!! Another step closer in the stretch to legalising gay marriage in IRELAND *rolls eyes*
   
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Re: Vermont legalizes gay marriage - April 7th 2009, 08:23 PM

It's good news and definitely a step in the right direction.
Hopefully soon the USA can put all the "Marriage is sacred" bs behind them. =]


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Re: Vermont legalizes gay marriage - April 7th 2009, 08:23 PM

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Re: Vermont legalizes gay marriage - April 7th 2009, 09:22 PM

Four down, forty-six to go. We still have some work to do.


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Re: Vermont legalizes gay marriage - April 7th 2009, 09:40 PM

Awesome!

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Re: Vermont legalizes gay marriage - April 7th 2009, 09:42 PM

Good to hear. I was excited when Connecticut did it as well.


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Re: Vermont legalizes gay marriage - April 7th 2009, 09:44 PM

So amazing! One more state closer, even though we have quite a ways to go. =/

But one more state!
   
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Re: Vermont legalizes gay marriage - April 7th 2009, 10:46 PM

That's great news! Oh, that just made my day


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Re: Vermont legalizes gay marriage - April 7th 2009, 10:51 PM

It's sad that we have to be so excited over actually getting what we deserve to have.

But! Regardless I'm freaking psyched!!
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Re: Vermont legalizes gay marriage - April 8th 2009, 12:46 AM

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Re: Vermont legalizes gay marriage - April 8th 2009, 02:19 AM

We really need an important state like New York or Virginia, something outside of crazy gay new england.
   
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Re: Vermont legalizes gay marriage - April 8th 2009, 03:11 AM

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Re: Vermont legalizes gay marriage - April 8th 2009, 03:15 AM

You would think that, but no...

Actually the Yankees (NY baseball team) means New Englander, which is surprising because they aren't from New England.
   
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Re: Vermont legalizes gay marriage - April 8th 2009, 03:17 AM

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You would think that, but no...

Actually the Yankees (NY baseball team) means New Englander, which is surprising because they aren't from New England.
Thankfully^. Red Sox are 10x better.

New England is a very liberal and open-minded region compared to the rest of the United States, especially Massachusetts.

Back to the original topic, I hope other states follow as well. This is a great step towards full rights for gay couples, but there is still much to be done.


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Re: Vermont legalizes gay marriage - April 8th 2009, 03:21 AM

I'm not for or against it. As long as there are still men out there that like women and women who like men I guess I'm okay :P


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Re: Vermont legalizes gay marriage - April 8th 2009, 04:17 AM

It's about time. This really makes me smile. :]


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Re: Vermont legalizes gay marriage - April 8th 2009, 04:27 AM

Four states already made it legal.
And NY, NJ, NH, and Maine are next to make bills to try and get it legalized.

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Re: Vermont legalizes gay marriage - April 8th 2009, 04:52 AM

This is great news. Now if only one of the Southern or Bible Belt states would legalize it, then we would be making progress.


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Re: Vermont legalizes gay marriage - April 8th 2009, 05:13 AM

Yay, that's awesome! Can't wait for more states to start doing this!


   
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Re: Vermont legalizes gay marriage - April 8th 2009, 06:46 AM

I wonder if the Prop 8ers are feeling stupid yet.


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Re: Vermont legalizes gay marriage - April 8th 2009, 07:02 PM

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Re: Vermont legalizes gay marriage - April 9th 2009, 04:48 AM

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Re: Vermont legalizes gay marriage - April 11th 2009, 03:07 AM

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RI, MA, VT and you forgot CT.
   
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Re: Vermont legalizes gay marriage - April 11th 2009, 03:38 AM

Cool, even though I'm in IL.
   
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Re: Vermont legalizes gay marriage - April 11th 2009, 03:10 PM

Michigan still has the stoopit no gay marriage laws. We still don't even have Unions here, which doesn't make ANY sense at all.




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Re: Vermont legalizes gay marriage - April 13th 2009, 04:54 AM

w00t! four down 46 to go!!
unfortunately, my state, Texas, will be the very last; with many people trying to get us to secede from the union...
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Re: Vermont legalizes gay marriage - April 13th 2009, 05:15 AM

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unfortunately, my state, Texas, will be the very last; with many people trying to get us to secede from the union...
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Re: Vermont legalizes gay marriage - April 13th 2009, 05:22 AM

It's a slow start, but it is a start. Go Vermont!


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Re: Vermont legalizes gay marriage - April 13th 2009, 01:05 PM

It still confuses me as to why the 'land of the free' is so far behind with progression. But oh well, two states this year already. Not too shabby.
   
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Re: Vermont legalizes gay marriage - April 14th 2009, 02:29 PM

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Doubt it, the Federal government is too centralized to allow it to happen.

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No disagreement here. I want to say it's because of the size of our country and isolation from Europe, but Canada has already done this. Just a wide amount of conservatism and blind faith, sadly.
   
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Re: Vermont legalizes gay marriage - April 16th 2009, 11:58 PM

Since it's just a bill I don't not significant enough to warrant a new thread, but...

http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/04/16/sam...riage.newyork/
   
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