MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont has become the fourth state to legalize gay marriage — and the first to do so with a legislature's vote.
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.
The vote came nine years after Vermont adopted its first-in-the-nation civil unions law.
It's now the fourth state to permit same-sex marriage. Massachusetts, Connecticut and Iowa are the others. Their approval of gay marriage came from the courts.
I'm allergic to maple trees, and from now on I'm allergic to syrup that comes from Vermont, too. Vermont may be the biggest producer of maple syrup in our nation, but doing a little research I found that some other states aren't too shabby in their production, either. Sadly, they're all "blue states" which went for Obama in the last election. Still, I'd rather buy organic maple syrup from an Ohio sugar farm than support Vermont in their insanity.
One of Vermont's biggest industries, of course, is tourism--and I can't see planning a vacation there, ever. Why would I go spend money in a state that has just declared my two-thousand year old religion to be bigotry? I'm not that much a glutton for punishment, believe me.
We're starting to see the pace accelerate, as the wicked pro-gay marriage culture of stupidity opens wide its gaping maws to swallow whole the social pillars of marriage, religious freedom, and moral sanity. As state after state begins to topple like cowed dominoes in the hand of a petulant toddler, our craven politicians and evil judges stand poised to sell off the religious freedoms of millions of Americans to placate and reward the incessantly shrill demands of the gay activists, whose hatred for what is normal and good can't be understood without some concept of the notion of diabolical activity.
The demons that howled on the night of our Lord's Passion have never stopped trying to smash His Church, to murder His spotless Bride and crush His followers. We know they will never win; in the end, the Church will always be standing, and ready to pick up the pieces of the self-destructive culture foolish enough to think it no longer needs the laws of God, not even the natural ones He has written on our hearts. But it's going to be ugly for those of us called to live during the coming time of great persecution; we should start preparing now for the trials that will soon come.