Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Vermont Legislature overrides veto to legislate same-sex marriage

The story from the Burlington Free Press is here, includes roll calls and extensive coverage, with a permalink here.

The New York Times story is here.


Recall that this legislative action should replace civil unions, which the legislature had passed after the Vermont Supreme Court decided Baker v. State, 744 A.2d 864 (Vt. 1999), finding that limiting marriage to opposite-sex couples violated the Vermont state constitution's "common benefits" clause.



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