Same-sex couples in Vermont can legally marry, but many employers in the state do not offer the same health benefits to same-sex spouses that they do for heterosexual married employees. That could change under legislation being drafted by state Reps. Paul Poirier, an Independent, and Patti Komline, a Republican. "They won’t do it on their own, but they said they will follow state laws. So we’re going to make a new law," Poirier said.

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