Vermont Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage

David Abel writes for the Boston Globe, “That it would be a tight vote was never in doubt, but the outcome was unclear until the roll call came to the end and Jeff Young, a gardener and freshman Democrat, switched his vote with a simple “yes” from his wooden desk in the chandelier-lit chamber. His change of mind tipped the balance yesterday in the state House of Representatives, making Vermont the fourth state in the country to legalize marriage between same-sex couples — and the first by a legislative vote.”