Vermont OKs Gay Marriage

American VoicesPolitics ISSUE 36•16 May 3, 2000

Last week, Vermont became the first state to legally recognize same-sex marriages. What do you think about this historic legislation?

  • “At long last, Ben will be able to make an honest man of Jerry.”

    Linda Leone –
    Pharmacist

  • “Gay marriage is only going to take weddings to another opulent level.”

    Risa More –
    School Psychologist

  • “I suppose it's okay for homosexuals to marry–so long as they don't marry each other, of course.”

    Richard Westlake –
    Systems Analyst

  • “Shit. Now Mom will really step up the pressure on me and my leather slave to finally tie the knot.”

    Hal Iorg –
    Gas-Station Clerk

  • “First, the military, now marriage. Why do these gays want in on our worst institutions?”

    George Lewis –
    Architect

  • “Homosexuals are just trying to make their sodomy as morally acceptable as the sodomy I enjoy in my church-sanctioned marriage.”

    Frank Brodhagen –
    Truck Driver

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