This is the kind of tactic I'd expect from a politician who clearly is not really concerned about the economy as he claimed in the video, our rights for marriage are NOT a "distraction" for us, it means absolutely everything. As the Governor said in his statement, he does not want the legislature distracted by the same sex marriage bill, yet his claims to veto the bill will do just that, and will lead to further "distractions" as the state legislature will attempt to override his veto.
His personal views clearly do reflect his religion, and I'd really appreciate it that the Governor stops trying to dictate his way through this marriage bill, he is but one man and the support for this bill is great. I really hope the Governor changes his mind, religion should play no role in legal politics.
20 Senators as well as 100 representatives are required to veto a Governor's veto.
Please Contact Governor Douglas or the Vermont House of Representatives and urge them to vote for the same sex marriage bill!
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