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WATCH: Vermont Celebrates Three Years As The First Marriage-Equality State

Has it been three years already? Indeed it has: it was on September 1, 2009 that Vermont became the first state in the union to legalize same-sex marriage—and the bloom still isn’t off the rose. Congrats, Green Mountain State gays and lesbians!

You’ll be delighted to hear that the traditional gift for the third anniversary is leather. What better excuse to pick up a new harness or corset for a special someone in your life?

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    • drw

      Funny, as a resident of Massachusetts, I seem to recall the State Supreme court gave Gay Mass residents the right to marry in 2004!

      Aug 31, 2012 at 11:51 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • GregJamesNewman

      Ya Exactly what the person above me said! Vermont was FOURTH. They were the FIRST in CIVIL UNIONS, not Marriage

      Aug 31, 2012 at 11:55 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • The Real Mike in Asheville

      WHAT THE FUCK, Benji/Queerty, can’t you even listen to the video? Did you not hear the words “…the FOURTH state to enact same-sex marriage…” Do you not know ANYTHING FUCKING THING about same-sex marriage?

      Massachusetts was the first state!

      Aug 31, 2012 at 11:56 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • The Real Mike in Asheville

      Oh, and California enacted civil partnerships BEFORE Vermont, in 1999, when my now husband and I entered into one, followed later with marriage in Massachusetts.

      Learn some history, dudes.

      Aug 31, 2012 at 12:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ryanthehulk

      Maybe the first state to enact it legislatively. Massachusetts, Iowa, and California
      (they had it briefly) arrived at same sex marriage via court case. Vermont enacted it
      via legislature, but still, fourth not first.

      Aug 31, 2012 at 5:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • JDJase

      Queerty is just getting embarrassing.

      Aug 31, 2012 at 6:46 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Soapy

      Kim Kardashian enters into a marriage contract but Neil Patrick Harris can’t secure the same deal? An open letter from North Carolina — http://placeitonluckydan.com/2012/08/open-letter-north-carolina/

      Sep 1, 2012 at 11:09 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ncman

      Is there anyone working for Queerty who actually knows anything about journalism, grammar or LGBT history?

      Sep 1, 2012 at 11:10 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jkb

      Matt is cute! :)

      Sep 2, 2012 at 7:00 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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