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Panel Discussion at Norwich University on 20th Anniversary of Same-Sex Marriage Court Decision in VT, November 14

December marks the 20th anniversary of the Baker Decision. The Rev. Deacon Stannard Baker from the Cathedral Church of St. Paul will be part of a panel at Norwich University this Thursday, November 14, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Tom Little, chancellor for the Episcopal Church in Vermont, will also be part of the panel. It’s free and open to the public. Here’s more information:

Event Description:

Panel discussion – Baker v. State of Vermont – the 20th anniversary of the historic 1999 Vermont Supreme Court decision that led to the legalization of same-sex marriage, first in Vermont and then throughout much of the United States.


Stannard Baker – one of the six original plaintiffs (three same-sex couples) who challenged the constitutionality of the law that limited marriage to a man and a woman

Hon. Denise R. Johnson – retired Justice of the Vermont Supreme Court who was a member of the Court that heard and decided the case

Thomas A. Little – former state legislator, one of the legislative leaders who was instrumental in the Vermont General Assembly’s creation of the Civil Union law – the first such law ever passed in the United States

Hon. Beth Robinson – currently a Justice of the Vermont Supreme Court and one of the attorneys who represented the plaintiffs before the Supreme Court in 1999

Moderator: Shayla Moya, President, Vermont Prelaw Society

Event Sponsors:

Norwich University Prelaw Society (should be listed first) Norwich School of Business

Office of the Dean of Students

Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Date: Thursday November 14, 2019 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Location: Mack Hall Auditorium Free and open to the public Light refreshments

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