Monday, April 06, 2009

Okay, so that was expected, but now ...?

As he'd promised, Republican Vermont Gov. Jim Douglas has vetoed the Vermont same-sex bill that's been causing such a fuss as of late. Naturally, he was unable to put aside his stupid and outdated preconceptions and 'values' and recognize that the people had frickin' spoken if both the House and the Senate had overwhelmingly accepted the bill, proving once again how in the end, it all comes down to which idiot you put in charge.

Vermont's governor has vetoed a same-sex marriage bill approved by the state Legislature, saying it does not provide any more rights than under civil unions.

Gov. Jim Douglas, a Republican, said he believes civil unions are sufficient protection, The Burlington Free Press says. The bill goes back to the state Senate and the House for override votes.

The Senate will convene tomorrow morning to vote.

Here he shows his brilliance at faulty logic and cognitive dissonance. If Gay Marriage is no better or worse than civil unions, then why reject the notion to begin with? He just said that it's the same rights either way; it's clear as day his petty convictions are in the way of reason.

Anyway, now the freshly vetoed bill is on its way to the Senate to try and garner enough votes to override the veto – it requires at least 2/3 of the Senatorial body to vote in its favor for the veto to be quelled. Last vote didn't get quite as much – let's pray for success this time, shall we?


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