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    Vermont legalizes gay marriage with veto override

    So now Vermont has legalized same-sex marriage by way of the legislator. It could be argued that Massachusetts was the first to do this because they voted against a bill defining marriage as between one man and one woman, but that was after a court ruling allowing same-sex marriage. This is the first time I am aware of that the actual issue of same-sex marriage has been addressed in a legislative way and approved.

    For all of the debaters who said the court system was the wrong way to this, now it is done the way you wanted it.

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    Vermont legalizes gay marriage with veto override

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    Re: Vermont legalizes gay marriage with veto override

    Quote Originally Posted by Alex View Post
    So now Vermont has legalized same-sex marriage by way of the legislator. It could be argued that Massachusetts was the first to do this because they voted against a bill defining marriage as between one man and one woman, but that was after a court ruling allowing same-sex marriage. This is the first time I am aware of that the actual issue of same-sex marriage has been addressed in a legislative way and approved.

    For all of the debaters who said the court system was the wrong way to this, now it is done the way you wanted it.

    Are you fine with it?

    Vermont legalizes gay marriage with veto override

    Of course they aren't, this paves the way for no less than the following:

    • Polygamy will be here to stay.
    • Marrying farm animals, or other animals will happen. GUARANTEED.
    • What about guy friends who get married just for the benefits?
    • God disapproves of it.


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    Re: Vermont legalizes gay marriage with veto override

    Although I don't agree with this decision at least the decision was made by the right branch of government not some activist judges that approved gay marriage in Iowa, Mass., and California................I just hope the good people of Iowa get a chance to weigh in on the issue......I think you will see a lot of the local politicians out of jobs and the decision overturned...........
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    Re: Vermont legalizes gay marriage with veto override

    Quote Originally Posted by Alex View Post
    So now Vermont has legalized same-sex marriage by way of the legislator. It could be argued that Massachusetts was the first to do this because they voted against a bill defining marriage as between one man and one woman, but that was after a court ruling allowing same-sex marriage. This is the first time I am aware of that the actual issue of same-sex marriage has been addressed in a legislative way and approved.

    For all of the debaters who said the court system was the wrong way to this, now it is done the way you wanted it.

    Are you fine with it?

    Vermont legalizes gay marriage with veto override

    No. In California, the legislature, not only once, but twice passed gay marriage legislation, only to have it vetoed by our Republican Governor (who incidentally said the issue should be decided by the California Supreme Court).
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    Re: Vermont legalizes gay marriage with veto override

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    Although I don't agree with this decision at least the decision was made by the right branch of government not some activist judges that approved gay marriage in Iowa, Mass., and California................I just hope the good people of Iowa get a chance to weigh in on the issue......I think you will see a lot of the local politicians out of jobs and the decision overturned...........
    I am not so sure the people of Vermont will overturn it. Reading the article, it said that the legislator did not have the votes to override the veto at first. A phone campaign was established and people must have called their representatives to express their approval of the law. That caused 5 more representatives to vote in favor of it, and that allowed the veto override.

    Looks like there was some very serious support for the legislation by the citizens of Vermont.

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    Re: Vermont legalizes gay marriage with veto override

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    No. In California, the legislature, not only once, but twice passed gay marriage legislation, only to have it vetoed by our Republican Governor (who incidentally said the issue should be decided by the California Supreme Court).
    A governor's veto is part of the legislative process, along with the override. What happened here is the entire legislative process approving same-sex marriage. As far as I know, that is a first.

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    Re: Vermont legalizes gay marriage with veto override

    Quote Originally Posted by Alex View Post
    A governor's veto is part of the legislative process, along with the override. What happened here is the entire legislative process approving same-sex marriage. As far as I know, that is a first.
    I think you are right about that.
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    Re: Vermont legalizes gay marriage with veto override

    Quote Originally Posted by Alex View Post
    I am not so sure the people of Vermont will overturn it. Reading the article, it said that the legislator did not have the votes to override the veto at first. A phone campaign was established and people must have called their representatives to express their approval of the law. That caused 5 more representatives to vote in favor of it, and that allowed the veto override.

    Looks like there was some very serious support for the legislation by the citizens of Vermont.
    I still wish the people had a chance to vote on the issue in Vermont although you may be right................I was actually talking about Iowa where activist judges made the ruling and not the will of the people.........
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    Re: Vermont legalizes gay marriage with veto override

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    No. In California, the legislature, not only once, but twice passed gay marriage legislation, only to have it vetoed by our Republican Governor (who incidentally said the issue should be decided by the California Supreme Court).

    And the good people of California over ruled them......What part of that do you not understand???? Give it up..........its a dead issue there...........you lost......
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    Re: Vermont legalizes gay marriage with veto override

    The tide is beginning to turn. More and more states are starting to realize that denying basic rights to some means NO one is free.

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