Vermont Lawmaker to Introduce Marriage Equality Bill
November 19, 2008 by Bryan
Since 2000 Vermont has allowed same sex couples to be joined in civil unions.
In April, a commission of legislative leaders formed to study whether Vermont should go beyond civil unions and enact gay marriage issued a report supporting gay marriage, but stopped short of recommending such a step.
Campbell says a gay marriage bill probably wouldn’t go far unless it was supported by Gov. Jim Douglas.
The most recent poll from Vermont demonstrates that support for marriage equality outpaces the opposition by a 20-point margin. Vermonters support for equal rights continues to grow.