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Vermont Commission on Family Recognition and Protection
2007-2008 Legislative Session

The Vermont Commission on Family Recognition and Protection was created by the speaker of the house, Gaye Symington, and the senate president pro tempore, Peter Shumlin, for the purpose of reviewing and evaluating Vermont’s laws relating to the recognition and protection of same-sex couples and the families they form. The commission will present its findings and recommendations to the Vermont house and senate committees on judiciary by the end of April 2008.

  • Senate Majority LeaderJohn Campbell
  • Johannah Leddy Donovan
  • John Bloomer, Jr.
  • Mary Ann Carlson
  • Berton Frye
  • Philip Hoff
  • Barbara Murphy
  • Helen Riehle
  • Michael Vinton
  • Nancy Vogele
Vermont Commission on International Trade and State Sovereignty


All comments for the commission shall be directed to The Vermont Commission on Family Recognition and Protection, c/o Legislative Council, 115 State Street, Montpelier, VT 05633-5301.






Press Releases:


     VCFRP Announces Meeting Schedule




     Civil Union Review Commission

     Civil Unions, 1999-2000 Legislative Session




     Report of the Vermont Commission on Family Recognition and Protection

o       Appendix A:


        Press Release

o       Appendix B

o       Appendix C

o       Appendix D

o       Appendix E

o       Appendix F

o       Appendix G

o       Appendix H

o       Appendix I

o       Appendix J

Scheduled Meetings:

Date & Time
10:00 am
08/23/07 Agenda
Room 11
5:00 pm
10/10/07 Agenda
Bentley Auditorium, Johnson State College
1:00 pm
10/29/07 Agenda
Chase Center, Vermont Law School
5:00 pm
11/19/07 Agenda
Lyndon State College, Lyndonville, Vt
5:00 pm
12/05/07 Agenda
Brattleboro Middle School, Activity Room
5:00 pm
12/10/07 Agenda
Bellows Free Academy Auditorium, 71 South Main St, St Albans
5:00 pm
12/18/07 Agenda
Statehouse, Montpelier, Room 11
1:00 pm
01/12/08 Agenda
Mount Anthony Union Middle School Cafeteria, 747 East Rd, Bennington
1:00 pm
02/02/08 Agenda
Godnick Adult Center, 1 Deer St, Rutland
5:00 pm
02/11/08 Agenda
Williston Central School Auditorium
3:00 pm
04/21/08 Agenda
Rm 10, Statehouse

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