The Vermont legislature overrode the Governor's veto of same sex marriage today, making the state that produces Chubby Hubby the fourth state to legalize gay marriage. Just days after Iowa (unlike California) surprised the country by legalizing same-sex marriage, the first state in the U.S. to adopt civil unions is now the very first to legalize marriage for queer couples via legislative action.
It all began on Monday when Republican Gov. Jim Douglas vetoed the marriage bill. In an attempt to halt further discrimination, the legislature "voted overwhelming" to reverse his unfortunate (and, ultimately, career-killing) move.
The votes: 23-5 in the Senate and 100-49 in the House.