Monday, March 23, 2009

URGENT ACTION NEEDED! Vermont Senate Judiciary Committee Approves Same-Sex Marriage Bill

UPDATE: Vermont Senate to hold special session today to vote on a bill to legalize same-sex marriage. Live feed of vote can be seen here!

The Vermont Senate Judiciary Committee Approves S.115 5-0!

URGENT ACTION: Calls Needed!

A unanimous Senate Judiciary Committee just voted to support S.115, which would legalize same-sex marriage in the state. The Committee approved minor edits to the bill, and rejected a proposed amendment for a statewide non-binding referendum by a 4-1 margin. When Senator Sears called the question, each Senator in turn voted to support the bill. The full Senate is expected to debate and vote on the bill Monday at 3:00 p.m.


Attendance is highly encouraged!

Vermont Freedom to Marry urges everyone to call the senators immediately and over the weekend, since this will be the last chance to reach out to the congress.

"Our future, and history, depend on it," Vermont Freedom to Marry says on their site. "Those who oppose our full equality will be extra motivated; we must be, too. Even if you've contacted your Senator before, please do it again."

Contact information for the senators here.

For a quick rundown of this development in Vermont, read UTF's coverage here.

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