Attorneys are expected to wrap up their defense of a Virginia Mennonite pastor
on trial for allegedly helping a woman flee the country with her child, rather
than share custody with her former same-sex partner in Vermont.
One year ago on September 1, Vermont’s same-sex marriage law went into
effect. By the end of July, 1,044 same-sex marriages had been performed
in Vermont. We discuss the impact of the law
with the president of the Vermont Bar Association, Eileen Blackwood, an
attorney who’s advocated for same-sex marriage.
Members of the state Supreme Court had tough questions for
lawyer of a Virginia woman who disappeared in the middle of a
child custody dispute. The
case has raised questions about whether same-sex
partners have the same custody and visitation rights as heterosexual
Vermonter Peter Galbraith is headed to Afghanistan as the U.N.’s second in command. We talk with him about the region and the way forward. Also, an update on the politics of same-sex marriage in New Hampshire.