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UPDATE: 5:40pm - Gov. Jim Douglas has vetoed the Vermont same-sex marriage bill, setting the stage for veto override votes on Tuesday. Details to follow. (NECN: Anya Huneke, Montpelier, VT) - The legislative battle over gay marriage in Vermont is winding down. The state Senate is expected to vote this afternoon on whether to accept the House's changes to the same-sex marriage bill. Governor Jim Douglas says he plans to veto the bill. The Senate has passed the bill by a wide enough margin to get the two-thirds support needed to override a gubernatorial veto. But, the House as of late last week was a handful of votes shy of the two-thirds majority. Ever since Vermont became the first state to adopt civil unions nine years ago, advocates of same-sex marriage have lobbied hard to make it marriage. Opponents have worked just as hard. *Material from the Associated Press used in this report*