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VT HOUSE S.115 As Enacted: Read the new law!

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April 02, 2009

S. 115 Clears Next Hurdle! Final Vote Tomorrow

In front of a packed house chamber, the Vermont House of Representatives voted by an overwhelming margin to support the freedom to marry.  The vote total was 95-52.

After working most of the day on the appropriations bill, the House turned its attention to S.115.  Our elected leaders debated for five hours before a packed chamber of Vermonters -- mostly supporters of the freedom to marry.  They told stories about their constituents and their own lives.  Many spoke straight from the heart.  In the end, they cast their votes one by one. 

Today's vote was groundbreaking. The 95 yes votes exceeded even our own expectations coming into this session, and are a great foundation for the looming override battle.  The final House vote on the bill is tomorrow.  We encourage you to attend.

After the final House vote tomorrow, we expect the Senate to concur with the House amendments before promptly forwarding the bill to the Governor.  The override vote may come as early as Tuesday. 

We need you now more than ever:  we need canvassers, phone bankers and all manner of volunteers.  Click here to find out how you can help.