Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Vermont House Judiciary Committee passes marriage equality legislation

03/31/09 Vermont Freedom to Marry:

"The House Judiciary Committee voted S.115 out of committee today with a 8-2 vote[.] The committee made minor amendments to strengthen protections for religious freedom, and to make it clear that the laws only regulate civil marriage." The linked version of the bill is not the most current version, which has not yet been posted at the state legislature's website.

Debate on the House floor is expected on April 2nd. Governor Jim Douglas has said that he will veto the bill, but he also believes that the legislature will override his veto.

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