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Vermont Edition
As Vermont Goes, So Goes The Nation
Monday, 11/12/12
By Jane Lindholm
We consider what's next for gay marriage rights in the U.S. and get an update on the Air National Guard troops that recently deployed to Afghanistan.
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NEK Inn Settles Discrimination Lawsuit
Friday, 08/24/12
By Charlotte Albright
An inn in the Northeast Kingdom will pay a $10,000 fine and place $20,000 in a charitable trust to settle a discrimination lawsuit brought by a lesbian couple from New York.
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Court: Heart Of Gay Marriage Law Unconstitutional
Thursday, 05/31/12
A federal appeals court Thursday declared that the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutionally denies federal benefits to married gay couples, a groundbreaking ruling all but certain to wind up before the U.S. Supreme Court.
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Vermont Couple Joins Suit Challenging DOMA Provision
Tuesday, 04/03/12
Two Vermont women are among five same-sex couples challenging the constitutionality of a Federal Defense of Marriage Act provision, which denies federal benefits to married gay couples.
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Ice Cream Maker Endorses Gay Marriage
Friday, 03/16/12
Ben & Jerry's ice cream is endorsing gay marriage as the British Parliament prepares to debate the issue.
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Court: CA Gay Marriage Ban Is Unconstitutional
Tuesday, 02/07/12
A federal appeals court on Tuesday declared California's same-sex marriage ban to be unconstitutional, putting the bitterly contested, voter-approved law on track for likely consideration by the U.S. Supreme Court.
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Shumlin Appoints Chief Legal Counsel To Vt. Supreme Court
Tuesday, 10/18/11
By Ross Sneyd
Governor Peter Shumlin announced Tuesday that he's tapped Attorney Beth Robinson, who argued the state's civil union case, to fill a vacancy created when Justice Denise Johnson announced her retirement.
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Navy Officer, Partner To Wed In Vt. As Ban Ends
Monday, 09/19/11
An officer in the U.S. Navy and his partner are hoping to become the first same-sex couple to get married after the repeal of the military's ‘don't ask, don't tell' policy.
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Shumlin Officiates At Lesbian Wedding
Wednesday, 08/17/11
Making good on a campaign promise, Gov. Peter Shumlin married a lesbian couple Wednesday in a small ceremony in his office.
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Shumlin Takes Gay Marriage Message To Rhode Island
Monday, 03/28/11
By Bob Kinzel
Governor Peter Shumlin will travel to Rhode Island to lend his support to an effort there to pass a same sex marriage law. He says his message is simple - it's the right thing to do, and there's not a lot of political fall out from supporting the bill.
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