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Vermont Civil Union Law

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Vermont Civil Union Law

Vermont Civil Union Law

Vermont Civil Union Law

Only Available in Archive Formats.

NPR's Tovia Smith reports that beginning tomorrow, gay and lesbian couples in Vermont will be able to enter into state sanctioned "civil unions," with essentially the same benefits and rights as marriage. Out of state couples are expected to make the trip to Vermont to hold ceremonies too. But it remains to be seen whether a Civil Union sanctioned in Vermont will carry legal weight in other states.

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