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Federal judge delays civil suit in same-sex couple’s custody case

Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Lisa Miller (left) and Janet Jenkins
A federal judge has delayed a Vermont woman's lawsuit against people she maintains helped her former same-sex partner and their daughter flee the country rather than comply with child custody orders. ...

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Vermont governor bans state funded travel to Indiana

Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Gov. Peter Shumlin (D-Vt.)
Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin is banning all non-essential state-funded trips to Indiana because of that state's new religious-freedom law that critics say opens the door to discrimination against gays and lesbians. ...

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Former Vt. governor Jim Douglas’ memoir tackles same-sex marriage veto

Monday, September 1, 2014
Jim Douglas
MONTPELIER, Vt. -- Former Gov. Jim Douglas says he was acting on conscience in 2009 when he vetoed a same-sex marriage law that had been passed by the state Legislature. In a frank new memoir being released Wednesday, the 63-year-old ...

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Lesbian couple sues Vt. town claiming a decade of anti-gay harassment

Sunday, March 9, 2014
WPTZ-TVBarbara Ernst and Barbara Supeno
ADDISON, Vt. -- A lesbian couple is suing the town of Addison, Vt., alleging they have been subjected to 10 years of discrimination, harassment and intimidation by residents and town officials because of their sexual orientation. ...

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New website features legal info for LGBT, HIV+ youth in New England

Sunday, September 15, 2013
BOSTON — A Boston-based LGBT legal rights advocacy group has set up a new website to provide helpful information to young people in New England about their legal rights in school, sports, work and the juvenile justice system. ...

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Va. Mennonite pastor appeals conviction in Vt. same-sex custody battle

Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Kenneth Miller
MONTPELIER, Vt. -- A Mennonite pastor from Virginia convicted of helping a woman flee the country rather than share custody of her daughter with her former lesbian partner says his federal conviction should be thrown out because no part of ...

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Vt. House passes bill requiring equal heath coverage for married, gay couples

Wednesday, March 20, 2013
MONTPELIER, Vt. — The Vermont House of Representatives has voted to require out-of-state companies that offer health coverage to the spouses of opposite-sex married couples to provide the same benefits to same-sex couples. ...

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Pastor held in custody for refusing to testify in same-sex custody dispute

Thursday, January 24, 2013
Kenneth Miller
BURLINGTON, Vt. — A Vermont federal judge has ordered a pastor to be held in custody after the man refused to answer grand jury questions about his role in helping a woman and her daughter flee the country in a ...

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Vermont couple who lost discrimination suit films anti-gay marriage ad in Maine

Monday, October 22, 2012
A Vermont couple who agreed to pay $30,000 to settle a discrimination lawsuit filed on behalf of a lesbian couple from New York who claimed that their Inn refused to host their wedding reception because they were a same-sex couple, ...

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More states call for ‘Defense of Marriage Act’ to be declared unconstitutional

Saturday, September 8, 2012
The state of Vermont on Friday joined New York and Connecticut in asking a federal appeals court to rule that the law defining marriage as between a man and a woman is unconstitutional. ...

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