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Baker v VT

Baker v VT

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StanBakerandPeterHarriganetal.v.StateofVermontetal.
SupremeCourtofVermont,1999Plaintiffsame‐sexcoupleschallengedtheirexclusionfromtheVermontstatemarriagelaws,arguingthattheexclusionwasinconsistentwiththeCommonBene>itsClauseoftheVermontConstitutionof1777,Ch.I,Art.7.Istheexclusionofsame‐sexcouplesfromstatemarriagelawsinconsistentwiththeCommonBene>itsClauseoftheVermontConstitution?Yes‐DefertotheLegislatureto“considerandenactimplementinglegislationinanorderlyandexpeditiousfashion.”(291)
ChiefJusticeAmestoy 
Framer’sIntent 
“Theaf>irmativerighttothe‘commonbene>itsandprotections’ofgovernmentandcorollaryprescriptionoffavoritisminthedistributionofpublic‘emolumentsandadvantages’re>lecttheframers’overarchingobjective‘notonlythateveryoneenjoyequalitybeforethelaworhaveanequalvoiceinthegovernmentbutalsothateveryonehaveanequalshareinthefruitsofcommonenterprise.’”(284)
StateInterest 
Manyopposite‐sexcouplesmarryforreasonsunrelatedtoprocreation,somecouplesneverintendtohavechildrenandsomeareincapableofhavingchildren,thus,ifthepurposeofthestatutoryexclusionofsame‐sexcouplesistopromotealinkbetweenprocreationandchildrearingitis“signi>icantlyunder‐inclusive.Thelawextendsthebene>itsandprotectionsofmarriagetomanypersonswithnologicalconnectiontothestatedgovernmentalgoal.”(286)
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VermontLegislature,15AV.S.A.1‐102(b)Same‐sexcouplesareemployingincreasinglyef>icientassistedreproductivetechniquestoconceiveandraisechildrenandtheVermontLegislaturehasrecognizedthisrealityandactedaf>irmativelytoremovelegalbarrierssothatsame‐sexcouplesmaylegallyadoptandrearchildrenconceivedthroughsuchefforts.(286)
Precedent,TraditionalReasoning,Framer’sIntent 
Lovingv.Virginia
TheU.S.SupremeCourt,strikingdownVirginia’santi‐miscegenationlaw,stated“thefreedomtomarryhaslongbeenrecognizedasoneofthevital
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