Vermont has become the fourth state to legalize gay marriage – and the first to do so with a legislature's vote.
The Vermont legislature voted today to override Gov. Jim Douglas's veto of a bill allowing gays and lesbians to marry.
The vote was 23 to five to override in the state Senate and 100 to 49 to override in the House. Under Vermont law, two-thirds of each chamber had to vote for override.
The vote came nine years after Vermont adopted its civil unions law, the first in the U.S.
It's now the fourth state to permit same-sex marriage.
Massachusetts, Connecticut and Iowa are the others, but their approvals came in court rulings. yay!!!! i am so happy about this.