The Vermont Statutes Online
The Vermont Statutes Online have been updated to include the actions of the 2023 session of the General Assembly.
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§ 8. Marriage definition
Marriage is the legally recognized union of two people. When used in this chapter or in any other statute, the word “marriage” shall mean a civil marriage. Terms relating to the marital relationship or familial relationships shall be construed consistently with this section for all purposes throughout the law, whether in the context of statute, administrative or court rule, policy, common law, or any other source of civil law. (Added 1999, No. 91 (Adj. Sess.), § 25; 2009, No. 3, §§ 5, 12a, eff. Sept. 1, 2009.)