The first state to legalize gay marriage by legislative action, Vermont overrode governor Jim Douglas' veto with the minimum votes needed, about 40 minutes ago. The Associated Press, at this Boston Globe webpost, with a nice video feed reports the story. The House had the minimum votes needed to override the veto, while the Senate easily made the override.
OOTJ readers who are puzzled about the swan picture I use to illustrate the gay marriage stories should know that the swans at the Boston Gardens were known as Romeo and Juliet for years and years. But a few years ago, just about the time of the gay marriage decision in Massachusetts, by coincidence, scientists let slip to the newspapers that the swans are, in fact, Juliet and Juliet. Which explained why the nest never had any eggs. They still love each other, though.