Vermont Senators Give Initial Approval for Civil Union Bill

State Senators in Vermont gave preliminary approval yesterday to a bill that would legally recognize relationships between lesbians and gay men. A final vote on the civil unions bill is expected today.

If the bill passes, it would grant lesbians and gay men the most comprehensive system of domestic partner benefits in the nation, qualifying them for the some 300 rights and benefits available to married couples in Vermont including medical decisions and tax breaks.


The Associated Press - 19 April, 2000]

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