In The Balance In Vermont

There's a chance the legislature can over-ride the governor's veto of civil equality. From Marty Rouse, National Field Director of the Human Rights Campaign:

The bill heads into final technical passage in the House tomorrow and then returns to the state Senate for concurrence (remember last week's overwhelming 26-4 vote there).  The bill should land on Governor Douglas' desk next Tuesday; he'll likely immediately veto and then the House will likely try to override on Tues, Wed, or Thurs of next week.

Since some Democrats who voted against the bill last night, may vote with their party to override (and some Rs who voted for the bill may not want to vote to override their Governor), it is not completely clear how close the votes are to override. 

If all 150 members show up, 100 votes are needed for override.  Advocates believe they are very close to having the votes to override.  We could very well be only 5 votes short of an override, and we have less than a week to get them.  Vermont could very well be the first state in our nation to enact marriage equality by the legislature....or not.  One vote could make the difference.

What can we do?  Email, post on facebook, call, everyone you know who lives in Vermont and urge them to call their state Representative and ask them to vote to override the Governor on the marriage bill. This really may come down to one vote.  So please take action today.

You can send a note to Vermont legislators by this link.