Raleigh, N.C. – Same-sex marriage has been legal in Vermont for two years, and civil unions for nine years before that. The state’s voters are strongly behind full marriage equality, with 58% saying it should be legal and only a third saying it should still be illegal. Only 18% say there should be no legal recognition of a gay couple’s relationship at all. 79%, including 56% of Republicans and 82% of the independent plurality, think gay couples should have at least the legal rights associated with civil unions. And when asked what impact gay marriage has had on their lives, 60% of voters say it has had no effect whatsoever, while 22% say it has had a positive effect and 18% a negative one.