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vermont legalized gay marriage on tuesday after lawmakers overrode a veto from the governor by a wafer-thin margin, making the new england. Vermont was the first state to introduce civil unions in july 2000, and the first state to introduce same-sex marriage by enacting a statute without being required to do so by a court decision. Same-sex marriage became legal earlier as the result of court decisions, not legislation, in four states. vermont is the first state to permit gay marriage rights through a democratically elected legislature, as opposed to massachusetts, connecticut and iowa, where courts ruled it. vermonts brave stand for gay marriage this article is more than 11 years old. Jim douglas veto and became the fourth state to legalize gay marriage. the vermont legislature voted tuesday to permit same-sex couples to marry -- making it the first state in the union to legalize gay marriage through a vote of lawmakers rather than a court action. how vermonts civil war fueled the gay marriage movement as the supreme court considers the constitutional case for gay marriage, we look back at the role vermont played just 13 years ago in the. By howard dean may 17, 2004 in the spring of 2000, vermont became the first state in the union not only to recognize same-sex partnerships, but to make sure that every single right outlined in the vermont constitution and vermont laws applied equally to heterosexual and homosexual vermonters. thats pretty weak beer, and awfully damn unconvincing if you ask me. I suppose if i were forced at gunpoint to pen an editorial attacking vermonts gay marriage bill, i probably couldnt have done any better than the editors of nr. But then again, if thats the best argument i could come up with id be forced to reconsider my position. vermont also does not allow marriage between most close relatives. You cannot marry a parent, grandparent, sister, brother, child, grandchild, niece, nephew, aunt or uncle.