Vermont commemorates civil unions with historic-site marker

People stand below an historic site marker commemorating Vermont’s first-in-the-nation civil union law and subsequent marriage equality legislation after it was unveiled on the State House lawn, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, in Montpelier, Vt. Posing below the marker are from left: Lois Farnham, Holly Puterbaugh, Stan Baker and Peter Harrigan, plaintiffs in a Supreme Court case that led to civil unions, as well as Beth Robinson, a lawyer who served as co-counsel in the case and now a Vermont Supreme Court justice, and state Rep. Bill Lippert, D-Hinesburg. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke)

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