That man is a sociopath. The debate on civil unions was acrimonious and deeply polarizing, touching every corner of the state and spurring a prominent popular backlash that began even before the legislation was signed under the slogan Take Back Vermont. This fact-check has been updated to include Sanders' positions and comments to the Associated Press. AtheismRules March 24, at 9: SkeeterVT November 2, at 5: In Julylegislative leaders created a commission to consider "Family Recognition and Protection".
Sanders did support civil unions as far back as 15 years ago, but it was for the same reason he opposed the federal Defense of Marriage Act in
Same-sex marriage in Vermont
As an absolute minimum, I want to see the text of the entire question, and the text of his entire answer — but ideally I want to see a video. The original story can be found at http: The reality of the time was that most people opposed marriage equality just like they opposed ending DADT at the time. An early gay rights backer Todd said Sanders was "there" on same-sex marriage 20 years ago, but we found evidence pointing back even further. We are a favorite wedge issue! Tap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you. In the first half ofthe Vermont House of Representatives passed several bills to undo the civil union legislation.
Byshe opposed DOMA, but fell short of backing same-sex marriage. We need to make sure she holds to this when she becomes President. Sanders was "a pioneer on this early version of gay marriage and has by far the most exemplary record on gay rights of any candidate ever in American history," Briggs said in an interview with The Washington Blade. The New York Times called Vermont's civil unions "same-sex marriages in almost everything but the name". On election dayNevada and Nebraska passed measures amending their constitutions to define marriage as the union of a man and a woman. Instead of ordering state officials to allow same-sex couples to marry, it invited the state Legislature to devise a solution: Kennedy leads congressional resolution against Trump trans military ban.