Apr 08, 2009

Vermont is First State to Legislate Same-Sex Marriage

Sheesh! Every time you turn around, some state or another is achieving marriage equality! At the rate of two per week, we'll have the country turned around before baseball season's over. 

But I digress. The latest to jump on the marriage equality bandwagon is Vermont, which became the first state to legalize same-sex marriage by legislative action rather than court decision. The legislature passed a bill last week that removed from Vermont's law the requirement that married couples be of the opposite sex, and then overrode Governor Jim Douglas's veto to become the fourth state in the U.S. to offer full marriage equality (following Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Iowa).