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 Marriage Equality Act is a 2009 Vermont state law which legalized the officiating of marriages between same-sex couples in the state. The law went into .
In 1997, three same-sex couples sued the State of Vermont and the towns that had denied them offered by Vermont law to married opposite-sex couples.
In 2000 Vermont was the first state to create civil union for same-sex couples following a historic court ruling. The civil union law marked a historic breakthrough.
Vermont legalized gay marriage on Tuesday after lawmakers overrode the move as a prelude to legal same-sex marriage in the U.S. capital.