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VT HOUSE S.115 As Enacted: Read the new law!

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May 2008

May 01, 2008

Commission Report Available

Hearings Held in Vermont from August 2007 to April 2008 Demonstrates Support for Marriage Equality


House Speaker Gaye Symington and Senate President Pro Tem Peter Shumlin launched the Vermont Commission on Family Recognition and Protection to study same-sex marriage in Vermont. The Commission consisted of 11 volunteer members and was chaired by Tom Little of Shelburne, an attorney and a former member of the Vermont House.  The Commission held eight public hearings around the state to provide Vermonters the opportunity to have their say on whether Vermont should continue to deny same-sex couples the right to marry.

Testimony in support of marriage rights for same-sex couples outweighed the opposition 20 to 1. Download the Commission's final report issued in April 2008 Download commission_pdf.