The Vermont House has voted 100-49 to override Governor Douglas’ veto. This makes Vermont the fourth U.S. state to offer full marriage rights to same-sex couples, but the first to do so legislatively. Iowa, Massachussets, and Connecticut enacted marriage equality only after court decisions required it. California’s legislature twice passed legislation to legalize marriage for same-sex couples, but the efforts were blocked by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s veto.