"A Vermont Senate committee voted to advance a bill that would legalize same-sex marriage in the state. The senate Judiciary Committee voted 5-0 on Friday to advance a bill
that was the topic of an emotional public hearing on Wednesday that
drew hundreds to the Statehouse. Among those voting in favor was Republican Sen. Kevin Mullin, of
Rutland County, who had proposed an amendment to the bill that would
have called for a statewide referendum on the topic. The amendment was
The bill will be taken up by the full senate next week.