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

About Vermont Freedom to Marry

The Vermont Freedom to Marry Task Force (VFMTF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to gaining civil marriage equality for same-sex couples in Vermont. VFMTF formed in 1996 as a coalition of individuals and associations in Vermont who support the freedom for same-sex couples to enter into civil marriages. We work throughout the state to educate Vermonters about the importance of civil marriage equality for same-sex couples and their families. In doing so, we do the following:

Below is a snapshot of our work:

  • Tabling: Supporters volunteer at our informational table at county fairs and community events.
  • Public speaking: We train volunteers to speak at churches and synagogues, Rotary Clubs and other local associations.
  • Hosting house parties: Our supporters host house parties for equality to provide one-on-one education to their fellow community members.
  • Collecting signatures of support: Volunteers work at community events to provide supporters of equality the opportunity to sign our Marriage Resolution.
  • Other activities include: Organizing supportive businesses, clergy and parents of gay and lesbian individuals, grassroots lobbying and media relations.

The Vermont Freedom to Marry Action Committee, Inc. (VFMAC) is a 501(c)(4) social welfare organization dedicated to full civil marriage equality for same-sex couples in Vermont. VFMAC lobbies for the fair and inclusive treatment of same-sex couples in Vermont's marriage laws. Our activities include:

  • Legislative lobbying
  • Grassroots lobbying, including online advocacy, field organizing and legislative contact by supporters
  • Engagement in campaign activities
  • Issue advocacy

Contact Our Board Chair or Staff:

For Media Inquiries:
Beth Robinson - Board Chair, VFMTF and VFMAC
Phone: 802.388.6356

Robyn Maguire - Field Director
Cell Phone: 802.310.6683

Sheryl Rapée-Adams - Deputy Field Director 
Cell Phone: 802.353.7286

Ashley Kaufmann - Business Outreach & Fundraising Coordinator
Cell Phone: 802.777.1949


Vermont Freedom to Marry Action Committee
P.O. Box 879
Burlington, VT  05402

Vermont Freedom to Marry Task Force
P.O. Box 481
South Hero, VT 05486


None available at this time.


Internships are available and this is a great time to apply!!  As you may know, we want to pass the marriage equality bill in 2009. You can help lead Vermont to recognizing same-sex couples as fully equal and — you can be a part of history!

Below are some of the activities interns manage and participate in, working 5-20 hours per week.

  • grassroots lobbying
  • volunteer recruitment, training and management
  • special events planning
  • outreach and education
  • material development
  • advocate support
  • training development
  • database management

Please send your resume and cover letter to