The latest on the fight for same-sex marriage in Vermont, where two nights ago the Senate overwhelmingly voted to legalize marriage equality. This afternoon the state's Republican governor promised to veto the same-sex marriage legislation if it passes the House, as expected.
WCAX-TV reports, "Governor [Jim] Douglas has said that he opposes the bill, and this afternoon he announced he plans to veto it. He said he made the announcement to stop speculation and to focus attention on economy." The Associated Press adds Douglas says "lawmakers shouldn't have spent their time on the bill this session because of the economy and the state's budget deficit."
Didn't realize legislators weren't allowed to multi-task.
The marriage equality bill is expected to pass the Democrat-controlled Vermont House. But will it be a veto-proof majority? Timothy Kincaid at Box Turtle Bulletin says it could happen if all the Democrats and Progressive Party members support the bill "they will have over two-thirds without requiring any support from Republicans or Independants." Stay tuned ...