Back in 2000, Vermont became the first state to
recognize same-sex partnerships with civil unions. While the state has
since moved on to marriage, it was a ground breaking move at the time, and it
was brought on by a 1999 Supreme Court decision in the case of Baker versus the
state of Vermont.
school day 37,000 Vermont
students get free or reduced price meals at school. Advocates
say students who are well-fed are better able to learn and also say the program
is key to reducing hunger in America.