I wish I could take the day off, but I'm out of vacation time until May. Maybe I'll be "sick" and go "home" early. This is a big civil rights issue & you don't have to be gay or even pro-marriage to recognize that.
Cut-and-paste from the e-mail I got from Democracy for America:
Jim Douglas labels gay and lesbian Vermonters as second-class citizens. He opposes marriage equality for all Vermonters and denies same-sex couples the full civil rights that go along with the title.Now is the time to tell Gov. Douglas and the legislature that all Vermonters deserve equal treatment under the law. Join Burlington DFA and Vermont Freedom to Marry this Friday at 11 a.m. We'll meet with Gov. Douglas at the Ceremonial Office at the State House in Montpelier and tell him where we stand.Three months after California passed Proposition 8 and wrote discrimination into the state constitution, it is more important than ever to achieve true marriage equality.This is your chance to stand up for equality. Join us Friday in Montpelier to show your support for the marriage equality bill!Take a long lunch, take a half-day, and join us Friday from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the Governor's Ceremonial Office at the State House in Montpelier.Thank you and we'll see you there!Kate and MichaelKate Lesniak and Michael Langenmayr, Field OrganizersDemocracy for America