Gov. Jim Douglas could still veto the bill, which he’s promised to do, although that sentiment remains cloudy. Having already made it through the Vermont Senate, the state’s House passed the measure 95-52 after four hours of intense debate on the floor, falling five Yays short of a 100-vote “veto proof” vote. Tomorrow there will be a “final approval” measure before it’s sent to Douglas’ desk.
If Douglas signs off on it, the U.S. will have eight percent of its states with legal gay marriage on the books. Tomorrow’s decision in Iowa could bump that to 10 percent.