Friday, March 20, 2009

Vermont OKs SSM to Full Senate

Vermont is headed to legalizing same-sex marriage, the version upgrade from their pioneering but now tepid civil unions. Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved the SSM bill unanimously.

The next steps are:
  1. Vote by the full Senate, expected next week as early as Monday, 3/23.
  2. Vote by the House, where it is also expected to pass.
  3. Action or inaction by Gov. Jim Douglas.
Jimbo wanted it to go away. He remembers the rancor of the 2000 fight for civil unions. The anti-gay types have never forgotten and won't. He likes to say he's against SSM, but won't promise to sign, veto or let it pass by ignoring it.

I'd hate to be his waitress while he decides from a menu.

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