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Cases: Vermont

Sinnott v. Peck


GLAD is representing Sarah Sinnott, a non-biological mother in Vermont, whose former partner has sought to disrupt Sarah’s relationship with their two children.  The former partner came into the relationship with one child adopted from… Read More →

Pedersen et al. v. Office of Personnel Management et al.

Victory • 2013

June 26, 2013 U.S. Supreme Court rules DOMA Section 3 unconstitutional in Windsor v. United States

July 31, 2012 – Connecticut Federal District Court Judge Bryant rules that DOMA is unconstitutional.

Judge Bryant issued an… Read More →

In the Matter of Deborah Munson and Coralee Beal


GLAD and the ACLU of New Hampshire submitted an amicus brief in this case before the New Hampshire Supreme Court concerning the fair distribution of property in a divorce between two women who were in… Read More →

Miller-Jenkins v. Miller-Jenkins

Victory • 2010

Update: On April 22, 2011 an arrest was made in the custody case involving former civil union partners Janet Jenkins and Lisa Miller, and their daughter, Isabella Miller-Jenkins.  Lisa did not comply with a court order… Read More →

Barreto-Neto v. Town of Hardwick Police Department

Victory • 2004

GLAD worked with a police officer in the Town of Hardwick, Vermont, in Northern Vermont who was terminated from the police department when the Town Manager learned that he is transgender.  Anthony Barreto-Neto, an experienced… Read More →

Burns v. Burns

Loss • 2002

GLAD submitted an amicus brief in this Georgia case, the first addressing whether a Vermont civil union has the force of marriage in another jurisdiction.  The case concerns a divorced mother, Susan Burns, who was… Read More →

Baker et al. v. State of Vermont

Victory • 1999

GLAD won a ruling from the Vermont Supreme Court that recognized the right for same-sex couples to have their relationships afforded the same legal benefits, protections, and obligations as marriage under Vermont law, and ordered… Read More →