“Why can’t they just say congratulations?”

Crossposted at Blue Hampshire.

Today marks the first day of marriage equality in Vermont. It’s been a long battle since the state passed civil unions back in 2000. It’s also been a long battle for those who fought for marriage equality in the Granite State, the Pine Tree State (Maine), and other states who fought for it through the courts. But today’s a special day in Vermont and for all of us who believe in civil rights.

Below is a video of Rep. Jason Lorber (D-Burlington). I remember his speech very vividly as they were debating marriage equality on the House floor. It was hard to hold back my tears. Today is his day. “Congratulations” Rep. Lorber.

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