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Vermont Legislature Overrides Governors Veto: Legalizes Gay Marriage

(Boston Globe) - MONTPELIER - That it would be a tight vote was never in doubt, but the outcome was unclear until the roll call came to the end and Jeff Young, a gardener and freshman Democrat, switched his vote with a simple "yes" from his wooden desk in the chandelier-lit chamber.

His change of mind tipped the balance yesterday in the state House of Representatives, making Vermont the fourth state in the country to legalize marriage between same-sex couples - and the first by a legislative vote.

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Public Advocate predicted that Vermont’s Liberals wouldn't be satisfied with civil unions.

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