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Vermont News Station Predicts Marriage Equality Within Weeks

Timothy Kincaid

March 5th, 2009

WCAX, “Vermont’s own” television station is reporting that the leadership is planning on shepherding marriage through the legislature in the next few weeks.

Shumlin and Rep. Shap Smith, D-Vt. House Speaker, plan to push a marriage equality bill quickly through both chambers.

The bill would grant same-sex couples the right to marry in Vermont.

Further, some are predicting that the governor, Republican Jim Douglas, will not stand in the way.

“Jim Douglas is no fool,” political analyst Garrison Nelson said.

But Nelson says the timing makes sense, it will pass this session, and the governor will ultimately let it.

“The anticipated horrors of civil unions never came to pass so consequently this is the logical next step,” Nelson said. “Douglas won’t sign the bill. He won’t veto the bill. He’ll let it become law without his signature.”

The lawmakers are wanting to move quickly and the bill should come up consideration within the next few weeks.

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Thomas
March 5th, 2009 | LINK

Hopefully this story will prove true. If so, may God continue to bless the Northeast and its decent residents… Sadly, I live in Flori-duh… truly a southern state in every bad sense (from ignorant (GOP) controlled state government to less than enlightened electorate).

Mombian: Sustenance for Lesbian Moms » Blog Archive » What Ben and Jerry’s Flavor Means Equality?
March 6th, 2009 | LINK

[...] Vermont may soon enact marriage equality, according to television station WCAX. [...]

Laurel
March 6th, 2009 | LINK

Any idea whether this will be timed to coincide with actions in NJ or other northeastern states?

Mombian: Sustenance for Lesbian Moms » Blog Archive » Weekly Political Roundup
March 6th, 2009 | LINK

[...] Vermont television station WCAX is reporting that the legislative leadership will push a marriage equality bill through the legislature in the next few weeks. Cool. How many people want Ben & Jerry’s to cater their receptions? [...]

Eddie89
March 6th, 2009 | LINK

Maple syrup – Check!
Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream – Check!
Gay Marriage – Check!

I wonder if Vermont has a residency requirement?

If Prop. 8 is upheld and the existing 18,000+ marriages are dissolved, then Vermont here we come!!!

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