Tag Archives: Vermont

VERMONT: Sued Innkeepers Respond

The owners of Vermont’s Wildflower Inn have responded to the ACLU’s lawsuit filed against them for refusing to host a gay wedding reception. “We have never refused rooms or dining or employment to gays or lesbians,” they wrote. “Many of our guests have been same-sex couples. We welcome and treat all people with respect and dignity. We do not however, …

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VERMONT: Lesbian Couple Sues Hotel For Refusing Their Wedding Reception

A lesbian couple has filed a lawsuit against a Vermont inn for refusing to host their wedding reception. Their suit was filed by the ACLU. Kate Baker and Ming Linsley filed the suit on Tuesday in Vermont Superior Court, accusing the Wildflower Inn of Lyndonville of abruptly turning them away after learning they are lesbians. They claim the inn violated …

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Sen. Bernie Sanders: Republicans Are Robbing The Poor To Give To The Rich

Another classic rant from our favorite Independent.

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Sen Patrick Leahy: I Will Cosponsor Feinstein’s Bill To Repeal DOMA

Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) emailed his constituents today with a promise to cosponsor Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s coming bill to repeal DOMA. As a Vermonter who has been married for 48 years, I believe it is important to encourage and to sanction committed relationships; relationships that encourage us all to give back to our community; and relationships that complete our lives. …

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Maddow On Sen. Bernie Sanders

“A super-human display of strength and endurance.”

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Almost Nine Hours Later…..

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Howard Dean Compares “Civil Unions Compromise” To Mosque Controversy

Dean thinks the downtown NYC mosque should be located elsewhere, a “good reasonable compromise” he compared to the creation of civil unions when he was governor of Vermont.

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He’s On A Cow

Dr. Daniel Freilich is challenging incumbent U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy in next week’s Democratic primary in Vermont. Here’s his take on the popular Old Spice commercials. (Via – Towleroad)

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Take This And Eat It

The Plaid Crew comments on the new issue of Vermont Catholic: This is the actual cover of the current issue of Vermont Catholic magazine, the monthly publication put out by the Diocese of Burlington. No joke. Less than a week after an almost-$18 million settlement with the remaining 26 plaintiffs (you know, all those kids who were diddled by priests …

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Court: New York Can Annul Civil Unions

The appellate division of the New York Supreme Court has ruled that the state may annul civil unions made in other jurisdictions. The case involved a lesbian couple that was civil unioned in Vermont seven years ago. They had been told they’d have to live in Vermont for one year before the state could make their separation legal. ”Today, the …

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Arrest Warrant Issued For Lisa Miller

A Vermont judge has issued an arrest warrant for Lisa Miller, the “ex-gay” mother who disappeared late last year after custody of her daughter was awarded to her lesbian ex-partner. Family Court Judge William Cohen found Lisa Miller of Forest, Va., in contempt of court during a hearing Tuesday and issued the arrest warrant. Miller was ordered to surrender custody …

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Lisa Miller Gets Another Month To Hide

A family court judge in Virginia has given Lisa Miller another 30 days to appear with her 7 year-old daughter or face arrest. Presumably aided by the anti-gay Liberty Counsel, Miller went into hiding last month after a Vermont judge awarded custody of her daughter to Miller’s lesbian ex-partner, Janet Jenkins. After “renouncing” her homosexuality and finding Jeebus, Miller had …

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The Breakaway Republic Of Vermont

Having formed a new party, eight candidates for statewide office in Vermont as pushing for the state to secede. Their name: Vermont Independence Day. “The only hope is to just say, ‘Look, this isn’t working for us. We want to start fresh again, with a real democracy,'” Garritano said. “I think that’s the answer. Hopefully, it won’t take another horrible …

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Virginia Police Issue Missing Persons Report For Lisa Miller And Daughter

“Ex-gay” Lisa Miller and her daughter Isabella remain on the lam, one week after a Vermont judge ordered Miller to surrender custody of Isabella to Miller’s ex-partner, Janet Jenkins. Yesterday the Bedford County, Virginia sheriff’s office issued a missing persons report for the pair, saying that while no Virginia laws have been broken, they do want proof that the pair …

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“Ex-Gay” Lesbian Lisa Miller Still In Hiding With Her Daughter

Lisa Miller (left) has until tomorrow to hand her daughter Isabella over to her ex-partner Janet Jenkins and nobody is saying where they are hiding, especially not the anti-gay Liberty Counsel, Miller’s attorneys, who appear to be complicit in Isabella’s kidnapping. “She does not know where her daughter is and she is trying to find her,” Sarah Star, an attorney …

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“Ex-Gay” Lesbian Goes Into Hiding With Child After Losing Custody Battle

It’s a complicated story, but let’s see if I can break down the major points correctly. 1. In 2000, Lisa Miller and Janet Jenkins get civil unioned in Vermont. 2. In 2002, Miller has a baby girl via artificial insemination. 3. In 2003, the couple breaks up when Miller “renounces” homosexuality, becomes an evangelical Christian, and moves to Virginia, taking …

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Vermont: Montpelier High School Raises Thousands To Fight Hate

As I mentioned here on Monday, the students at Montpelier High School raised money for every minute that the Westboro nutters protested outside their school on the first day of legal same-sex marriages in Vermont. From their Facebook page: -Number of WBC members who protested outside MHS: 4-Number of legal same-sex marriages that took place today in Vermont: 5-Number of …

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Peter LaBarbera Suggests Other New Flavors For Ben & Jerry

Porno Peter LaBarbera is outraged, outraged I tells ya, that Ben & Jerry temporarily named a flavor Hubby Hubby in honor of same-sex marriage coming to Vermont. “Besides the health aspects, there’s also the fact that homosexual behavior is opposed by God, and that’s something that we should take seriously. All homosexual behavior is sinful, and regardless of what liberals …

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Hubby Hubby

In honor of same-sex marriages beginning today in Vermont, ice cream makers Ben & Jerry have temporarily renamed one of their most popular flavors. “The legalization of marriage for gay and lesbian couples in Vermont is certainly a step in the right direction, and something worth celebrating with peace, love – and plenty of ice cream,” Ben & Jerry’s CEO …

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Vermont: Marriages Begin Tomorrow

The first same-sex marriages in Vermont begin tomorrow. Vermont’s gay marriage law is set to go into effect on Tuesday, September 1st. Supporters of same-sex marriage already are gearing up for what promises to be an emotional week. Preparations were under way for a celebration on Sunday, two days before gay marriage becomes legal in Vermont. Willie Docto heads the …

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