Tuesday, April 07, 2009

The Hits Keep On Comin'

So Iowa becomes the first state outside the Northeast and West Coast to legalize gay marriage, and now Vermont has become the first to do so without a court ruling. They overrode Governor Jim Douglas' veto to pass the legislation... by a single vote in the House.

Vermont, you might recall, was the first to legalize civil unions. Pat yourselves on the back, Vermonters - you done good.

1 comment:

Matthew B. Novak said...

I do greatly prefer the legislative route to the judicial. From the opinions I've read in the past it seems as if the judges are often willfully ignoring every argument presented in favor of same-sex marriage bans, essentially declaring same-sex marriage identical to traditional marriage and then using that declaration to reason to that result. I haven't read the Iowa opinion yet, so perhaps that's different.