The Vermont Rutland-Herald quotes Norma Shapiro, Legislative Director for the ACLU of Massachusetts, and Chris Ott, Communications Manager, in a story on how the gay marriage debate is playing out in Vermont. Leaders in Vermont, which pioneered civil unions in 2000, are now considering a move toward equal marriage rights.
Shapiro responds to the question of whether the move will hurt pro-equality legislators:
"Over the last few years we have actually built up our coalition of supporters," she said. "New legislators supporting gay marriage were elected and the only ones who lost their seats were the ones who opposed gay marriage."