Vermont Governor Opens Virus Vaccinations to Anyone Over 16 Who ‘Identifies’ as a Minority

Vermont Governor Phil Scott may have violated his state’s equal rights laws after allowing “anyone” over the age of 16-years-old that “identifies” as a minority to become eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.

“If you or anyone in your household identifies as Black, Indigenous, or a person of color (BIPOC), including anyone with Abenaki or other First Nations heritage, all household members who are 16 years or older can sign up to get a vaccine!” posted Scott on social media.

According to the state’s official webpage, “Vermont’s anti-discrimination laws protect people from discrimination based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, ancestry or place of birth, mental or physical disability, age, marital status and credit history (though the categories apply differently to housing, employment, and public accommodations – see our Jurisdiction page for details).”