Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Fingers crossed

From the Burlington Free Press:

The Vermont Senate this morning has voted to override Gov. Jim Douglas' veto of the same-sex marriage legislation.

The vote passed, 23-5.

The House vote, possibly later this morning, will be more dramatic. Smith and other House Democratic leaders are urging Democrats who voted against the bill to support the majority and vote for the override.

If all 150 members are present, 100 votes are needed for an override. Counting all members who voted for the bill in two votes last week, plus the speaker, who did not cast a vote but may on the override, there are 97 who support the bill. Two Democrats who voted against the bill have said they would change course and support the override.

Come on guys. Give us another state to cheer for.


WaltzInExile said...

Do you know if there is even anything that can be said/done if you aren't a constituent? It seems to me that it would be considered intrusive and maybe even resented by the legislators for non-Vermonters to contact them about this, but then again, the anti-gay team has their followers calling and writing and nagging and I don't want their voices to be the only ones heard... Thoughts?

(In)Sanity Gal said...

I think it's obviously most beneficial for constituents to call, but I don't think it hurts for others to contact the legislature and make their feelings known. that being said, I searched around a bit for information on who to contact and how and didn't find any. Maybe some other kind reader will let us know where that information is if they have it.

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