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Thursday, April 2, 2009

Marriage equality measure approved in Vermont

Majority of House members come down on right side of history

During almost four years of debate this evening, lawmaker after lawmaker used a simple history lesson in their arguments for marriage equality.
One supportive legislator quoted a young man she had heard testify some time earlier:

"You put the hand on the Bible and swear to uphold the Constitution. You don't put your hand on the Constitution and swear to uphold the Bible."

One lawmaker who voted against the marriage equality measure said after he voted no that he wondered whether time will determine if he is on the wrong side of history.
The 95 Vermont lawmakers who voted yes determined they were on the right side of history.

Vermont Governor Davis has threatened to veto the bill. You contact him through Vermont Freedom To Marry

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