This just in: early this morning, Vermont's Senate Judiciary Committee voted unanimously to support S. 115, which would permit same-sex couples to marry in Vermont starting on September 1st. The full Senate is expected to vote on the bill Monday.
It's still got a long way to go. It needs to pass the House, of course, and then make it through the Governor's office. I'd put my money on that being the most likely sticking point. Governor Douglas has indicated that he's not interested in signing the bill if it comes to his desk, but he also hasn't said that he intends to veto it. The bill might well become law without his signature.
On a related note, I attended the very crowded public hearing on S. 115 earlier this week and being the geeky academic that I am, I spent the hearing writing down all the various arguments and rhetorical tropes employed by the witnesses. I'll blog on that once I've had the chance to digest it a little bit.