The state becomes the fourth to legalize gay marriage.
Wired PR News.com – The state of Vermont passed a bill on Tuesday legalizing gay marriage. As reported by USA Today, the state’s Legislature overrode Republican governor Jim Douglas’ veto and lifted the ban on marriage between same sex couples.
The decision follows last week’s ruling by the Iowa Supreme Court to allow marriage licenses for gay couples beginning this month. Vermont is now the fourth state to pass such legislation.
Joe Solmonese with the gay advocacy group the Human Rights Campaign, is quoted in the USA Today report as stating of the measure, “Vermont, Iowa and D.C. are the natural outgrowths of almost five years of married lesbian and gay couples disproving daily the apocalyptic lies spewed by right-wing, anti-gay forces… The sky has not fallen.”
As noted in the report, the New Hampshire Senate is set to vote on the issue next week.
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