Wednesday, May 6, 2009

New Hampshire House passes same-sex marriage, 178-167; bill now moves to governor's desk

05/06/09 New Hampshire

The New Hampshire House sent the gay marriage bill to Gov. John Lynch for signature, voting to agree with Senate changes to the bill. House Bill 436, which extends the state’s marriage laws to include couples of any sex, won House approval by a vote of 178-167. The bill’s wording differs from the version the House passed in March, but its effect is basically the same."

Source of article reference: ADF Alliance Alert

05/06/09 AP (posted to NPR):

"In a banner day for advocates of gay marriage in New England, Maine's governor signed a freshly passed bill Wednesday allowing the practice and was followed closely by the New Hampshire Legislature passing its own bill. If New Hampshire Gov. John Lynch signs the bill or lets it become law without his signature, his state would become the sixth overall to allow gay marriage and the fifth in New England. Rhode Island would be the region's only holdout ... Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders has targeted all six New England states for passage of a gay marriage law by 2012."

Source of article reference: Sexual Orientation & the Law Blog

05/06/09 Concord Monitor:

The newspaper's editorial staff favors adoption of New Hampshire's marriage equality legislation and repeal of the federal DOMA.

Source of article reference: ADF Alliance Alert

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