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Former Chief Justice Reflects On Vermont's Role In Same-Sex Marriage Cases
Friday, 03/29/13
By Mitch Wertlieb
Back in 2000, Vermont became the first state to recognize same-sex partnerships with civil unions. While the state has since moved on to marriage, it was a ground breaking move at the time, and it was brought on by a 1999 Supreme Court decision in the case of Baker versus the state of Vermont.
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Bill Would Require Employers To Offer Health Coverage To Same-Sex Spouses
Friday, 03/15/13
By Kirk Carapezza
The Vermont House gave preliminary approval Friday to a bill that would require out-of-state employers to offer the same health coverage to employees with a same-sex partner as those provided to their employees in a heterosexual marriage.
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Maine Votes On Whether To Permit Same-Sex Marriage
Thursday, 11/01/12
When Maine last voted on same-sex marriage in 2009, a debate over what school teachers would be forced to say to children about gay marriage dominated the discussion. This time around, the topic has remained largely on the sidelines.
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Appeals Court Covering Vt. Rules DOMA Unconstitutional
Thursday, 10/18/12
A federal appeals court that covers Vermont, New York and Connecticut says the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional.
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Justice Department Drops Defense Of DOMA
Friday, 09/28/12
A Justice Department lawyer has been forced by a federal appeals panel in New York to explain the government's decision to stop defending the Defense of Marriage Act.
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Vermont Joins States In Challenging Anti-Gay Marriage Law
Saturday, 09/08/12
By Kirk Carapezza
Vermont is joining with New York and Connecticut in filing a brief urging a federal court to strike down the law that defines marriage as between a man and a woman. Vermont Attorney General Bill Sorrell says the Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA, denies same-sex couples of a wide range of federal benefits.
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Trial Underway In Custody Flight Case
Tuesday, 08/07/12
Jury selection is set to begin in a Vermont federal court today for a Virginia man charged with helping a woman flee the United States with her daughter, rather than share custody of the girl with her former same-sex partner.
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Federal Judge Says Parts Of DOMA Unconstitutional
Wednesday, 08/01/12
A federal judge in Connecticut has ruled that part of a federal law that defines marriage as between a man and a woman and denies federal benefits to married gay couples is unconstitutional.
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Mass. Court Recognizes Vermont Civil Unions
Friday, 07/27/12
The highest court in Massachusetts has found that civil unions for same-sex couples in Vermont should be treated as the equivalent of marriage in Massachusetts.
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After Facing Deportation, Same-Sex Couple Gets Temporary Reprieve
Monday, 06/11/12
A bi-national same-sex couple in Dummerston has been given a reprieve on the deportation of one spouse, but advocates say it's only a temporary victory.
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Regional Report: Repeal Of Same-Sex Marriage Fails
Friday, 03/23/12
By Mitch Wertlieb
A group of lawmakers tried and failed to repeal the state's same-sex marriage law. If they had been successful, New Hampshire would have become the first state in the nation to repeal same sex marriage by an act of the legislature.
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Mid-Summer Garden Show
Friday, 07/22/11
By Jane Lindholm
Peony problems, compost conundrums, and dandelion dilemmas? Garden expert Charlie Nardozzi joins us live to answer your questions.
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ACLU Says Lyndonville Inn Discriminated Against Women
Tuesday, 07/19/11
By John Dillon
The American Civil Liberties Union says a Northeast Kingdom inn discriminated against a lesbian couple who wanted to hold a wedding reception. The ACLU accuses the Wildflower Inn in Lyndonville of violating the state public accommodations law, which prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation.
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Judge Denies Divorce For Nebraska Couple Married In VT
Monday, 02/07/11
A Nebraska judge has denied a divorce for a lesbian couple married in Vermont, saying he can't dissolve a marriage that isn't recognized by his state.
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Lawsuits Challenge Defense Of Marriage Act
Wednesday, 11/10/10
Two new lawsuits have been filed on behalf of gay and lesbian couples in four states to challenge a 1996 law denying married same sex couples federal benefits.
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Same-Sex Marriage Advocate Calls Ruling "Momentum Generator"
Thursday, 08/05/10
By Mitch Wertlieb
A federal court in California ruled that a state referendum that banned gay marriage violated the U.S. Constitution. Beth Robinson argued the Baker case in Vermont in 1997. That's the state Supreme Court case that led to civil unions. She then lobbied over almost a decade to persuade the state to adopt full marriage rights for gay and lesbian couples.
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Interview: Felicia Kornbluh On VT Marriage Laws
Thursday, 04/15/10
By Mitch Wertlieb
VPR's Mitch Wertlieb talks with Felicia Kornbluh, Director Women's and Gender Studies at UVM. Kornbluh is taking part in a conference that examines Vermont's history in crafting laws regarding who can legally marry.
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NH House Rejects Two Anti-Same-Sex Marriage Bills
Thursday, 02/18/10
New Hampshire's six-week old same sex marriage law has survived a challenge.
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NH House To Vote On Same-Sex Marriage Repeal
Tuesday, 02/16/10
New Hampshire's House votes tomorrow on whether to repeal the state's six-week-old law legalizing same-sex marriage.
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NH Panel Recommends Against Same-Sex Marriage Repeal
Wednesday, 02/10/10
A House committee is recommending against repealing New Hampshire's five-week-old same-sex marriage law.
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NH Panel To Act On Same-Sex Marriage Repeal Measures
Tuesday, 02/09/10
A House committee will recommend whether New Hampshire's five-week-old same-sex marriage law should be repealed.
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NH Takes Up Repeal Of Same-Sex Marriage
Wednesday, 01/20/10
Three weeks after New Hampshire legalized same sex marriage, opponents are asking the House to repeal the law and let voters amend the constitution to define marriage exclusively as between a man and a woman.
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Civil Union Decision 10-Years Old
Monday, 12/21/09
It's been a decade since the Vermont Supreme Court ruled in a groundbreaking case that led to the state's civil unions law.



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Gay Marriage A Rare Defeat On Floor Of NY Senate
Friday, 12/04/09
The New York Senate vote knocking down same sex marriage is one of the few times in Albany when the outcome of a vote wasn't known before the measure went to the floor.
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