Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has signed a bill into law that bans sexual orientation conversion therapy for youth, making it the eleventh state to do so.
Vermont Gov. Phil Scott (R.) signed into law a measure allowing the possession of marijuana for recreational use Monday.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (BP)--Vermont lawmakers gave their approval April 25 to a bill that would make the state the first in the nation to legally recognize homosexual marriage-like "civil unions."
MONTPELIER, Vt. (BP)--Vermont's governor on April 26 signed into law landmark legislation granting the full benefits of marriage to homosexual and lesbian couples in the state, prompting warnings from opponents that it could spawn similar legislation in other states.
WASHINGTON (BP)--The approval of same-sex unions by the Vermont House of Representatives could be the first step in undermining marriage and the family in the United States, said the head of the Southern Baptist Convention's ethics agency.
25 April 2000 (Newsroom) â€“ The Vermont legislature on Tuesday became the first in the United States to grant gay and lesbian couples all the benefits of marriage through civil unions. By a vote of 79-68 the state House of Representatives passed a final version of the bill, which Democratic Governor Howard Dean promised to sign perhaps by the end of the week. The Senate passed a version of the law last week.
18 April 2000 (Newsroom) â€“ The Vermont Senate on Tuesday rejected a constitutional amendment that would define marriage as a union between a man and a woman. A bill permitting civil unions that would grant all of the rights and benefits of marriage to same-sex couples, the most comprehensive law of its kind in the United States, is scheduled for a vote today (April 19).