Same-Sex Unions

GUESTS: WILLIAM ESKRIDGE *Professor of Law, Yale University *Author of many books, including, Gaylaw: Challenging the Apartheid of the Closet (Harvard Press, 1999) and Sexuality, Gender and the Law (Foundation Press, 1997) HOWARD DEAN *Governor of Vermont (9 years) OTHER GUESTS TBA On Monday the Vermont Supreme Court ruled that gay couples are entitled to the same marriage benefits as heterosexuals. Same-sex couples in Vermont will now be eligible to inherit from one another without a will, make medical decisions for each other, and take off work in the event of a partner's illness. Vermont lawmakers must now consider whether to allow gay marriages or to set up a legal system of domestic partnership. Join Kathrine Lanpher and guests for a look at the landmark decision and its likely impact on the same-sex marriage debate.



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