Same-sex marriage has been legal in the U.S. state of Vermont since September 1, 2009.Vermont was the first state to introduce civil unions in July 2000, and the first state to introduce same-sex marriage by enacting a statute without being required to do so by a court decision. Same-sex marriage became legal earlier as the result of court decisions, not legislation, in four states. BRATTLEBORO - More than 75 people rallied in Brattleboro in support of gay marriage, in response to a planned veto by Gov. James Douglas. The gathering Sunday was one of about six organized in recent days in response to Douglas' announcement that he will veto a bill legalizing same-sex marriage if the Legislature passes it, the Brattleboro Reformer reported.Author: The Associated Press.
Same-sex marriage (also known as gay marriage) is the marriage of two people of the same sex or gender, entered into in a civil or religious ceremony.There are records of same-sex marriage dating back to the first century though there is no legal provision in Roman Law, and it was banned in the Roman Empire in the fourth. In the modern era, same-sex marriage started being legalized at the. How to Get Married In Vermont Vermont Marriage License Information. By Sheri Stritof. Same-Sex Marriage. On September 1, 2009, Vermont became the fourth state to allow gay marriages. It was also the first state to approve same-sex marriage by a vote of the legislature.