LIVE From Vermont’s Gay Marriage Vote


SCENE: “Hours before the House votes on a gay marriage bill, the Vermont Statehouse is crowded with supporters and opponents of allowing same-sex couples to marry. At noontime Thursday, about 200 opponents of the bill — already passed by the state Senate — rallied on the steps of the Capitol, vowing to try to unseat lawmakers supporting the measure. Some of them then went to the corridor outside a room where a news conference was being held by Gov. Jim Douglas, chanting “Thank you, Jim” for his promise to veto the bill. Supporters were quieter, but made their presence known. At mid-afternoon, hundreds crowded the House gallery wearing yellow buttons expressing support.” [AP; earlier]