This upcoming Wednesday, bill S.115, which would legalize same-sex marriage in vermont, will be on Vermont's senate floor for public discussion. Currently, the Senate is controlled by a democratic majority of 23 seats over the republican's 7 seats. In the house, democrats lead a majority with 96 seats versus 47 republican seats. The progressives holds 5 seats, while independents hold 2 seats.
I'm really hoping Governor Douglas was bluffing when he said he would veto any bill allowing same-sex marriage, because, well if otherwise, he can go suck a big fat one. The majority of Vermonters support same-sex marriage. Why should he over rule the majority's opinion concerning the inclusion of a group for the purpose of equality?
But if Douglas does veto the bill, I'm speculating that the Senate would definitely over ride the veto, while the House would most likely over ride the veto, though I'm not as confident about that.
*crosses fingers* I think Vermont's ready to make history. It would be the first state ever in the union to legalize same-sex marriage other than by a court mandate.