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Same-Sex Marriage Debate Goes Late 

9:30 p.m. UPDATE: The house voted tonight to pass the same-sex marriage bill, 95-52, but supporters needed 100 votes to override the governor's threatened veto. Legislators have to vote again tomorrow before the bill heads to the guv's desk.

Here's my post from earlier:

It's 7:45 p.m. as I write this, and the Vermont House is still at it down there in Montpelier, debating the same-sex marriage bill.

Shay Totten is doing a masterful job of Twittering the proceedings. Here are some excerpts from his Twitter feed this evening:

  • Rep. Bill Aswad(D-Burlington) I rise in support of bill - I was a strong supporter ofcivil union bill on April 25, 2000 #vtfreetomarry
  • Rep. Aswad: 90% of his district support #vtfreetomarry
  • Rep. Adams: Without act of congress, #vtfreetomarry bill is meaningless
  • Speaker Shap Smith calls House into recess until 7:15 says best to continue debate on a full stomach #vtfreetomarry
  • statewide referendum fails 96-52. #vtfreetomarry
  • Supporters of #vtfreetomarry handed out granola bars, water and oranges during the break - me? Cafeteria pizza & salad

Go Shay!

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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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