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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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Cathy Resmer

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Cathy Resmer is a former staff writer and currently an associate publisher at Seven Days, and is one of the organizers of the Vermont Tech Jam. She's also the Copublisher and Executive Editor of Kids VT, Seven Days' free monthly parenting publication.

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