The first same-sex marriages in Vermont begin tomorrow.
Vermont’s gay marriage law is set to go into effect on Tuesday, September 1st. Supporters of same-sex marriage already are gearing up for what promises to be an emotional week. Preparations were under way for a celebration on Sunday, two days before gay marriage becomes legal in Vermont. Willie Docto heads the Vermont Gay Tourism Association. He says over time, it will boost Vermont tourism. But don’t expect a large number of gay marriages right away. “A lot of people can’t take off on Tuesday to get married,” he said. “It’s not a weekend, it’s not a holiday. So there’s practical reasons why people aren’t getting married on September first. I think expectations are too high for that one day.”
The first ceremony is scheduled for just after midnight tonight. Congratulations Vermonters!
RELATED: Westboro Baptist Church will also be in Vermont tomorrow, starting their day with a 7:30am protest at Montpelier High School. Vermont Freedom To Marry requests that anybody thinking about counter-protesting stay away from the high school portion of Westboro’s agenda, as “adding large numbers of demonstrators to this area could create safety problems for the students, demonstrators, other pedestrians, and vehicular traffic.” Join the Facebook support group created by the students at Montpelier High.