Yesterday evening, the Governor of Vermont vetoed the marriage bill.
The House and Senate of Vermont needed to get 2/3rds agreeing to override the veto.
The Senate, with its original 26-4 vote, could do so easily. The House, whose original vote was 95-52, needed at least 100 votes to override the governor.
They needed to do something very hard - gain votes in a situation where anyone who voted 'yes' would be fighting their own governor.
MassEquality had jumped into the fray, lending their technology and organization to help Vermont Freedom to Marry reach out to voters who were pro-marriage, and ask them to call their legislators and urge them to override the veto.
But it was still a long-shot - the House needed to gain those five votes for the override to be successful.
They did it. By exactly 100 votes.
Vermont has equal marriage.