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VT HOUSE H.178: Read the bill
VT SENATE S.115: Read the bill

« Attention Fairpoint Users! | Main | Final Senate Vote: S.115 passes on voice vote! »

March 23, 2009

S.115 PASSES SENATE!

Senate proceedingsThe Vermont Senate just made history, voting  26-4 to pass S.115, the freedom to marry bill. The Senate will hold its final vote tomorrow morning, and the House Judiciary Committee will begin its hearings.

For many Senators, this was a difficult vote. No matter what they did they were bound to disappoint many constituents who have been contacting them through recent months.  Call the Sergeant-at-Arms at 802-828-2228 and leave a message thanking your Senator.  Senators who voted for the bill can be found here.  Please follow up your phone call with an email.

WHAT YOU CAN DO TODAY:


  1. Contact Your House Representative(s) to Let Them Know You Support The Freedom To Marry:  You can leave a message with the Sgt.-at-Arms at 802-828-2228, or contact them directly.  A postal letter is more effective than email. Look up your Representatives here.
  2. Write or call Governor Douglas  and let him know you support the freedom to marry. Call him at 800 649-6825 or send him a letter to 109 State Street, Pavilion, Montpelier, VT 05609-0101.
  3. Write a letter to the editor


  4. Make a donation. Our work is far from over - it's only beginning! If you believe that the freedom to marry is an important civil right, today is the time to step up and show your support with a donation.  We need your help now!

S.115 PASSES SENATE!

The Vermont Senate just made history, voting 26-4 to pass S.115, the freedom to marry bill.  The Senate will hold its final vote tomorrow morning, and the House Judiciary Committee will begin its hearings.

For many Senators, this was a difficult vote. No matter what they did they were bound to disappoint many constituents who have been contacting them through recent months. Please thank those Senators who voted for the bill. They need to know we appreciate them. You can use the links below.

Sen. Claire Ayer (Addison)
Sen. Harold Giard (Addison)
Sen. Robert Hartwell (Bennington)
Sen. Richard Sears (Bennington)
Sen. Jane Kitchel (Caledonia)
Sen. Matt Choate (Caledonia)
Sen. Timothy Ashe (Chittenden)
Sen. Ed Flanagan (Chittenden)
Sen. Ginny Lyons (Chittenden)
Sen. Hinda Miller (Chittenden)
Sen. Doug Racine (Chittenden)
Sen. Diane Snelling (Chittenden)
Sen. Sara Kittell (Franklin)
Sen. Dick Mazza 802-863-1067(Grand Isle)
Sen. Susan Bartlett (Lamoille)
Sen. Mark MacDonald (Orange)
Sen. Kevin Mullin (Rutland)
Sen. Bill Carris (Rutland)
Sen. Ann Cummings (Washington)
Sen. Bill Doyle (Washington)
Sen. Phil Scott (Washington)
Sen. Peter Shumlin (Windham)
Sen. Jeannette White (Windham)
Sen. John Campbell (Windsor)
Sen. Dick McCormack (Windsor)
Sen. Alice Nitka (Windsor)

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