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Listen to the People -- Same-Sex Marriage Hearing at the Statehouse 

Don Eggert and I are here at the Statehouse for the public hearing on same-sex marriage. We'll be live blogging tonight. You can follow along below.

Here's a shot of the House chamber. The hearing doesn't start for 45 minutes, but the room is filling up already. Lots of people here to testify.

The second shot, below, is of the signs I saw as I walked toward the Statehouse. The "Take Back Vermont" crowd have their anti-gay-marriage signs strewn all over the lawn and on both sides of the entrance I used to get into the building.

As I walked in, a man tried to hand me a sticker that said something like, "Support Marriage: A Mother and Father for Every Child." I said, "No thanks, my kids have two moms." And he said, "That's too bad."

What do you say to that? I said, "Not for me" as I walked away.

I just love these public hearings, don't you?

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Deputy publisher Cathy Resmer is an organizer of the Vermont Tech Jam. She also oversees Seven Days' parenting publication, Kids VT, and created the Good Citizen Challenge, a youth civics initiative. Resmer began her career at Seven Days as a freelance writer in 2001. Hired as a staff writer in 2005, she became... more

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