Vermont legalizes gay marriage by super-majority vote of legislature

by on April 7, 2009  •  In Marriage

Bilde Together with the Iowa Supreme Court's unanimous decision, this was the week that made the inevitable, well, inevitable. VIdeo of the debate and vote is here

UPDATE: The newspaper of record is recording this week as a "watershed." The Washington Post is reporting on the angst among Republican strategists about how to handle the issue.  A Quinnipiac Institute pollster is skeptical that there will be much national impact, especially in Congress. A Dallas Morning News columnist calls for resistance to gay marriage, which he describes as "ideological fantasy and bloviation." Washington Times columnist and super conservative Cal Thomas admits the new reality: "The battle over gay marriage is on the way to being lost."


3 Responses to Vermont legalizes gay marriage by super-majority vote of legislature

  1. MarkaSF April 7, 2009 at 3:03 PM

    Wow, Iowa a week ago, and now this – great news! And the DC Council voted today to recognize gay marriages performed in other states. I am becoming increasingly embarrassed to be from California.

  2. Dana April 8, 2009 at 9:35 AM

    I’m already getting a few comments on my site asking about what happens to those who have gotten Vermont CU’s, esp. if they reside in another state. Will they be upgraded automatically to marriages? Will they need to file paperwork? Any insight on that, or is it still to be determined? Thanks.

  3. Nan Hunter April 8, 2009 at 11:27 PM

    Good question, Dana. I’ve read the Vermont marriage and it says nothing about what will happen to civil unions.

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