Vermont House Gives Final Approval to Same-Sex Marriage

April 3, 2009 - 4:42 PM
The Vermont House has given final approval to a bill that would legalize gay marriage in the state.
Montpelier, Vt. (AP) - The Vermont House has given final approval to a bill that would legalize gay marriage in the state.
 
But the 94-52 vote for final passage on Friday falls short of the two-thirds majority that would be needed to override a veto promised by Gov. Jim Douglas.
 
The state Senate is expected to concur with the House action on Monday. The governor's office says he will then veto the bill quickly.
 
Legislative leaders say they could bring the bill up for veto-override votes in the House and Senate as early as Tuesday.