Pictured: HRC National Field Director Marty Rouse (R) with Vermont Senate President Pro Tem Peter Shumlin.
The Vermont Legislature voted on April 7 to recognize marriage for lesbian and gay couples. The state Senate voted 23-5 and the House of Representatives voted 100-49 to override Gov. Jim Douglas' veto, making Vermont the first state to recognize marriage for lesbian and gay couples through the legislative process.
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