VT House advances constitutional amendment banning slavery, servitude – Vermont Business Magazine

The unrestricted right to not be a slave or an indentured servant is the point of the proposed constitutional amendment that passed the House unanimously 145-0 today. If approved, it could join unrestricted abortion and gender-neutral voting language as amendments to go before voters in a statewide referendum November, 2022.

““As we work to ensure that all Vermonters are treated equally and fairly, it is crucial that we amend the archaic language of the Constitution to emphasize that slavery and indentured servitude in any form and for persons of any age are prohibited,” said House Speaker Mitzi Johnson. “People of all races and genders who live, work, and visit Vermont should feel welcomed and safe.”


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