Alex Blaze

Hearings opened yesterday in Vermont for same-sex marriage

Filed By Alex Blaze | March 17, 2009 12:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Marriage Equality, Politics
Tags: Department of Health and Human Services, gay marriage, marriage, marriage equality, New Jersey, same-sex marriage, statement, Vermont, Vermont Freedom to Marry

In 2000, Vermont created civil unions for same-sex couples with all the state-level rights of marriage in order to avoid letting same-sex couples marry, as their supreme court ordered. Yesterday, they opened hearings on same-sex marriage in the state legislature.

You can watch the hearings over on Vermont Freedom to Marry's website. Below is a local news story on the bill and after the jump are ads from both sides.

Here are three of the ads Vermont Freedom to Marry has produced (I don't know if any is actually on TV):

And here's the statement from Vermont Health and Human Services:

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Where's the ad from the other side?