Ellen Andersen

VT Gov. Vetoes; Override Attempted

Filed By Ellen Andersen | April 07, 2009 8:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Marriage Equality, Politics
Tags: marriage politics, Vermont, Vermont Freedom to Marry

Things are moving fast up here in Vermont. As expected, Gov. Douglas (R) has vetoed the marriage equality bill, and will return it to the Senate for an override vote this morning. The Senate is expected to override the Governor's veto immediately and then send it over to the House. As I understand it, the House will immediately take up the bill. Unless something else gets in the way, the fate of the marriage equality bill may well be known before noon Tuesday. It's going to be c.l.o.s.e. Prior to the veto, 96 members of the House had voted in favor of marriage equality. We need the votes of 2/3's of the members present to override the veto. That means we need 100 votes if everyone is there, fewer if some members are absent.

Vermont Freedom to Marry will be live streaming the proceedings in the House, and I'll update here as soon as the vote takes place.

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There we go. The Senate just voted to override

Ellen Andersen Ellen Andersen | April 7, 2009 10:13 AM

No fair on commenting before I can even get a new post up! :)

Well, at least I didn't spoil the House vote in the comments as well. :)