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!

  • GregJamesNewman

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

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • JDJase

    Queerty is just getting embarrassing.

  • ncman

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

  • jkb

    Matt is cute! :)

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