Vermont has officially become the fourth state to grant equal rights to gay people .
The Legislature voted Tuesday to override Gov. Jim Douglas’ veto of a bill allowing gays and lesbians to marry. The vote was 23-5 to override in the state Senate and 100-49 to override in the House. Under Vermont law, two-thirds of each chamber had to vote for override.
What makes this extra special is it was decided by the legislature which is a first on the issue of gay equality and the first time the Vermont legislature has overridden a veto in 20 years.