Vermont is first again!  They were the first to enact civil unions in 2000.  Now they are the first state to democratically enact same-sex marriage (rather than having the courts impose it on the people).  The Vermont legislature voted today to legalize same-sex marriage, barely overriding the governor’s veto with a 2/3 majority in both houses.  From the polls I have seen, this reflects the will of the people.  While I am staunchly against legalizing same-sex marriage, at least Vermont went about doing it the right way: democratically.