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    • Family Ties
    • Family Ties

      Why one nonbiological parent wants to give up adoption
      On October 27, 2009, I adopted my son, Graham, and my daughter, Ivy. When I posted the news on Facebook, more than 40 people…
    • Crumbs

      Side Dishes: Leftover food news
      Just in time for its 25th birthday, the Vermont Butter & Cheese Company is rolling out a new name and a fresh logo. As noted…
    • What's  the Rush?
    • What's the Rush?

      Same-sex couples in Vermont aren't exactly racing down the aisle
      After landmark civil-union legislation was enacted in Vermont in 2000, town clerks could barely keep up with the demand for licenses. From Burlington to…
    • The Takeaway
    • The Takeaway

      Fair Game
      With a $423 million budget deficit hanging over them, is it any wonder lawmakers chose this year to tackle an important civil-rights issue like…
    • Going in Circles
    • Going in Circles

      Fair Game
      The debate over same-sex marriage may have been emotional, but it’s got nothing on the ongoing disc-golf fracas in Burlington. Yes, you read it right…
    • Popping the  Question  -  or Not
    • Popping the Question - or Not

      Now that they can get married, will gay couples "I do" it?
      When the Vermont legislature approved same-sex marriage earlier this month by a one-vote margin, many gay and lesbian Vermonters — myself included —…
    • Pike's Peak Moments
    • Pike's Peak Moments

      One wedding photographer takes the new legislation personally
      Photographer Karen Pike specializes in weddings, and she’s exceptionally good at capturing the intimate details of a bride and groom’s walk down the aisle. She…
    • The Loving Lesson
    • The Loving Lesson

      Legal precedents predict the path of same-sex marriage
      Mildred and Richard Loving were childhood sweethearts. The couple — she was of African American and Native American descent, and he was a white man…
    • From CU to "I Do": Now What?

      Local Matters
      Last week the question was: Will Vermont be the first state to legalize same-sex marriages without a court order? This week the follow-ups are numerous:…
    • Truth or Dare?

      Fair Game
      Well, there you have it. Vermont has become the first state in the nation — once again — to advance the civil rights of gays…
    • Those Damn Distractions

      Fair Game
      Can House leaders scare up more than 100 votes in order to override Gov. Jim Douglas’ promised veto of the same-sex marriage bill? That’s the…
    • Here's to You, Ms. Robinson
    • Here's to You, Ms. Robinson

      A closer look at the prime mover behind Vermont's gay marriage bill
      The Statehouse was unseasonably warm last Wednesday evening, as several hundred Vermonters packed into every nook and cranny of the House Chamber. Nearly 1000…
    • A More Perfect Union?
    • A More Perfect Union?

      Two Seven Days staffers weigh the pros and cons of another gay marriage debate in Vermont
      It’s been almost nine years since then-Gov. Howard Dean signed into law H.847, the controversial bill establishing civil unions in Vermont and granting same-sex…
    • Down on the Docks

      Fair Game
      In the classic 1954 movie On the Waterfront, Father Barry (Karl Malden) tells Terry Malloy (Marlon Brando) what ails the waterfront: “You want to know…
    • The Good Fight
    • The Good Fight

      For some rabble-rousing Vermonters, every day is Independence Day
      Vermont is a small, out-of-the-way place, and if recent discussions about its future are any indication, its residents often wonder if their way of…

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