Vermont Senate gives final approval to Same Sex marriage bill

The Vermont Senate gave its final approval to a same-sex marriage bill Tuesday.

By a voice vote with a few barely audible no votes, the bill now moves to the House.

The House Judiciary Committee takes testimony on the bill this afternoon. Testimony is expected to last a week or more before the full House will vote on the bill.

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One comment on “Vermont Senate gives final approval to Same Sex marriage bill

  1. libraryjim says:

    MONTPELIER, Vt. — Vermont Gov. Jim Douglas says he will veto a bill to legalize gay marriage if it passes the Legislature.

    The Republican had said even before Wednesday’s announcement that he was against same-sex marriage.

    He also has said lawmakers shouldn’t have spent their time on the bill this session because of the economy and the state’s budget deficit.

    A bill passed the Senate this week that would replace the state’s first-in-the-nation civil unions law with one that allows gay and lesbian couples to marry. The House is now considering similar legislation.