Vermont Racing to Snag Votes to Avoid Governor’s Veto

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“Vermont lawmakers will be voting as early as Tuesday on whether to override Gov. Jim Douglas’ promised veto of a bill that would allow same-sex couples to marry. The Senate passed the bill be a wide enough margin to get the two-thirds support needed to override the gubernatorial veto. But, the House as of late last week was a handful of votes shy on the two-thirds majority. Supporters and opponents of gay marriage were expected to spend the weekend calling and emailing lawmakers in hopes of persuading them to vote one way or the other. The Senate was expected to agree on House amendments to the bill. Then it would go to Douglas, whose office says the governor will veto it very quickly.” [Fox 44]

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