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Civil Unions

Same sex couples may apply for a civil union license from a town clerk, following similar procedures for obtaining a marriage license. The certificate of civil union will then entitle these couples to all of the benefits of legal marriage. Dissolution of such civil union would be handled by the family court system. Even heterosexual couples can apply for a civil union license. This section provides information on civil unions, difference between civil union, domestic partnership and marriage, rights of civil union partners and much more. Please click on the following link to know more:

  • Civil Unions in Vermont : Learn about how civil unions work, the rights of same-sex couples, and the benefits provided couples under Vermont law.
  • What Is a Domestic Partnership? : Learn about the benefits of a domestic partnership, how to register as domestic partners, example of state domestic partnership laws, and more.
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