Same-Sex Marriage: Will the Rest of the Country Follow New England?

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Proponents of same-sex marriage hope to build on recent successes in Vermont, Maine and New Hampshire and rally support for legislation elsewhere.  Opponents, too, are mobilizing – hoping to prevent other states from passing similar legislation. 

We’ll hear from Jennifer Pizer, National Marriage Project Director at Lambda Legal and Brian Brown, Executive Director of the National Organization for Marriage about strategies they’ll pursue in states where same-sex marriage is being debated. (Listen)

Also, we’ll talk with Grand Isle Supervisory superintendent Richard Taylor about several failed attempt to pass school budgets in Isle La Motte, North Hero and Grand Isle.   (Listen)  

And the laughter of babies. The infectious laugh of an infant tells us something about how babies develop psychologically and how they perceive the outside world. One Johnson State College professor who’s been researching why babies laugh says the results are surprising. (Listen)


Previous reporting on this topic:
April 7, 2009: Legislature overrides veto of same-sex marriage
VPR coverage of same-sex marriage debate and history

 AP Photo/Toby Talbot

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