The Vermont Act to Protect Religious Freedom and Promote Equality in Civil Marriage provides legal recognition of same-sex marriage in Vermont (VT Stat. Tit. 15 Sec. 8). All state statutes, administrative or court rules, policies, common law, or any other source of civil law must be interpreted consistently with the Act's definition of civil marriage (i.e., a legally recognized union between two people).
Exception. The Act does not require a charitable organization that is operated, supervised, or controlled by a religious organization to provide insurance benefits to any person if doing so would violate the organization's free exercise of religion, as guaranteed under the state or federal constitution.
The U.S. Supreme Court subsequently issued a decision legalizing same-sex marriage in all states and requiring all states to recognize same-sex marriages legally performed in other jurisdictions (Obergefell v. Hodges, 135 S.Ct. 2584 (2015)).