Governor Jim Douglas
109 State Street, Pavilion
Montpelier, VT 05609-0101
April 7, 2009
RE: Civil marriage bill H275
Dear Governor Douglas,
I just read the news that you vetoed H275, the bill that would make civil marriage available to every Vermonter.
What I don’t understand is why when court after court after court says that bans on same sex marriage are unconstitutional, that you insisted on perpetuating such bans?
All around you, in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Ontario, Quebec and even in Vermont itself, the courts have said that “freedom means freedom for everybody.”
I wish you would take their message to heart, done the right thing and signed H275. Instead, you will go down in history as an Opponent of Equality, enemy of freedom, and just another Republican who proves the rule that people who hate their constituents are unfit for public office.