Hundreds gathered at the statehouse last week (March 27)-young, old, gay and straight, to support the legislators voting to pass the Marriage Equality bill and to send send a clear message to Governor Jim Douglas that Vermonters will not take NO for an answer.
The crowd cheered and clapped as Senate President Peter Shumlin and House Speaker Shap Smith described their commitment to civil rights. The message loud and clear: We CAN and WILL win this IF WE COMMIT OURSELVES TO THE HARD WORK THAT LIES AHEAD OVER THE COMING DAYS. (visit the VT Freedom To Marry website for more info)
Now that’s a good T shirt!
Supporters spead out all over the statehouse to sit and write letters to their legislators urging them to support the Marriage Equality bill.
Atty. Beth Robinson starts off the rallly.
Supporters listen to the line up of speakers.
Senate President Peter Shumlin speaks to an enthusiastic crowd.
Senate President Peter Shumlin keeps the crowd cheering.
Freedom To Marry Field Coordinator Robyn Maguire
Sheryl Rapee-Adams talks with supporters about volunteering.
James Neiley, left, is congratulated by other supporters for his testimony before the House.
Supporters take over the statehouse cafeteria to sit and write letters to their legislators urging them to support the Marriage Equality bill.
CVU students attend the rally in support of the Marriage Equality Bill
Robyn Maguire at work
The incredible Tammy Fletcher was in perfect form Saturday night, when she and her band played at the Third Annual Barn Raising dance and auction to raise $ for the renovation of the Mount Mansfield UU Fellowship center in Jericho. Fletcher sang her heart out–including many of the songs she wrote for her newly released CD, MOUNTAIN GIRL. The evening started out with a community pot luck dinner, followed by Tammy’s band and an awesome live and silent auction. I made a huge score on a winning bid for video editing services by the talented Scott Esmond over at Egan Media Productions in Fort Ethan Allen! Fun photos…