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Vermont Swears in its First Openly Lesbian State Supreme Court Justice.

Vermont Swears in its First Openly Lesbian State Supreme Court Justice.

Vermont swore in Beth Robinson, the state’s first openly lesbian Supreme Court justice on Monday. Robinson, 46, was a co-founder of the Vermont Freedom to Marry Task Force beginning in 1995 and was one of many who worked tirelessly to win the landmark 1999 case that made Vermont the first state to offer civil unions.

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Vermont swore in Beth Robinson, the state’s first openly lesbian Supreme Court justice on Monday. Robinson, 46, was a co-founder of the Vermont Freedom to Marry Task Force beginning in 1995 and was one of many who worked tirelessly to win the landmark 1999 case that made Vermont the first state to offer civil unions, according to The New Civil Rights Movement.com.

Appointed by Governor Peter Shumlin in October, Robinson is technically an interim judge awaiting Senate confirmation. She is the sixth openly gay state Supreme Court justice.

Robinson and her partner Kym Boyman entered into a civil union in 2001 and were married in 2010.

Read more about Robinson here.

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Tracy E. Gilchrist

Tracy E. Gilchrist is the VP, Executive Producer of Entertainment for the Advocate Channel. A media veteran, she writes about the intersections of LGBTQ+ equality and pop culture. Previously, she was the editor-in-chief of The Advocate and the first feminism editor for the 55-year-old brand. In 2017, she launched the company's first podcast, The Advocates. She is an experienced broadcast interviewer, panel moderator, and public speaker who has delivered her talk, "Pandora's Box to Pose: Game-changing Visibility in Film and TV," at universities throughout the country.

Tracy E. Gilchrist is the VP, Executive Producer of Entertainment for the Advocate Channel. A media veteran, she writes about the intersections of LGBTQ+ equality and pop culture. Previously, she was the editor-in-chief of The Advocate and the first feminism editor for the 55-year-old brand. In 2017, she launched the company's first podcast, The Advocates. She is an experienced broadcast interviewer, panel moderator, and public speaker who has delivered her talk, "Pandora's Box to Pose: Game-changing Visibility in Film and TV," at universities throughout the country.