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The statutes were updated in November, 2018, and contain all actions of the
2018 legislative session.

Title 15 : Domestic Relations

Chapter 001 : CIVIL MARRIAGE

(Cite as: 15 V.S.A. § 8)
  • § 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.)