From the Burlington Free Press:
[Gov. Jim] Douglas delivered his veto message back to the Senate on the same-sex marriage bill, saying the legislature does not provide any more rights to same-sex couples and that he believes civil unions are sufficient.Shit.
The governor’s veto came moments after the state Senate voted to concur with a House gay marriage bill that was passed last week.
The governor’s office had his veto message prepared when the bill was delivered by a Senate staff member.
In his message, Douglas says even if the bill were to become law, federal benefits would still be denied to same-sex couples in Vermont.
The House and Senate are expected to try to override the governor’s veto on Tuesday.