I will therefore abide by the ruling. Caption Close. So Vermont recognized civil unions - which give gay couples the same right as heterosexual couples, but fall short of marriage. Commissioner of Public Health on May 14, Rogers, who recused herselfrejects the notion of a "separate but equal" system of civil unions.
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Connecticut has provided benefits to same-sex partners of state employees since The Massachusetts gay marriage situation has become an issue in the presidential campaign. The New York Times. Janet Peck held the hand of Carol Conklin, her partner of more than three decades, as they walked to the podium at an afternoon press conference at the Hilton Hartford hotel.