Iowa last week, Vermont this week. Republican governor Jim Douglas vetoed a bill which would have made same-sex marriage the law of the land. His legislature gave him two middle fingers straight up. Vermont is the first state to make same-sex marriage legal legislatively as opposed to via court order, though their domestic partnership law was done after a court ruling. This is especially gratifying because when the law passed last week, it did so without enough votes to overrule, which means some people switched sides in an unusual direction this time. Thanks for being a leader yet again on this issue, Vermont.