Vermont passed a law to legalize same-sex marriage on March 23, 2009. The law was enacted on September 1, 2009. In 2000, it had previously been the first state to legalize civil unions as a form of legal recognition for same-sex couples.

See our Ultimate Guide to Gay Marriage Laws for more information.

Should I Consult an Attorney?

Marriage is a complex legal relationship. Same-sex couples may also face unique barriers in the marriage process. It may be wise to consult with a Vermont family law attorney when planning out a life with your partner.