Marriage Performed. He said it was unusual to promise a veto before legislation passed but "During these extraordinary times, the speculation about my decision has added to the anxiety of the moment and further diverts attention from our most pressing issues". The Institute on Religion and Democracy. The law takes effect on July 1. News World U. One replaced civil unions with "reciprocal partnerships" that any two persons could form, which could include blood relatives. Either by legislation or court decisions, Vermont was a leader among U.
On February 9,several house members introduced a bill to legalize same-sex marriage, but no action was taken.
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But we have not conceded defeat.