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The Party That Wasn’t

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Yesterday, the Vermont law that narrowly passed the Vermont legislature last year, extending the name of marriage to same-sex couples (who had previously had everything but the name with civil unions) went into effect.

Aside from one photo-op midnight “wedding” ceremony, it looks like same-sex couples are in much of a rush to get what they’ve spent millions to secure.  From the AP story:

Some couples — including many who obtained civil unions in Vermont — plan to return to the state to get married. But most are in no rush. City and town officials say only a handful of licenses had been issued to same-sex couples in anticipation of Tuesdays start.

According to other reports, only 3 licenses have been issued thus far, prompting supporters of marriage as one man and one woman to wonder whether the breathless demand to instantly recognize relationships of the same gender as marriage is not what as popular as it may be portrayed.

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Written by Jeremy Dys

September 2, 2009 at 3:32 pm

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