The House recorded a dramatic 100-49 vote - the minimum needed - to override Gov. Jim Douglas' veto. Its vote followed a much easier override vote in the Senate, which rebuffed the Republican governor with a vote of 23-5.
Vermont was the first state to legalize civil unions for same-sex couples and joins Connecticut, Massachusetts and Iowa in giving gays the right to marry. Their approval of gay marriage came from the courts.
So in the span of what? A week? We've had both Iowa and now Vermont legalize same-sex marriage. Considering how long we went with no more states added to the small list that allowed for same-sex marriage, it's weird to think of 2 happening so quickly.
Still, its great news to wake up to. One state at a time.