01/06/10 Concord Monitor:
Just as same-sex couples begin to marry in New Hampshire, the state House Judiciary Committee will soon hold a hearing on CACR 28, a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage and civil unions that are understood as marriage "in effect." (This is a "super-DOMA" amendment.) Under Art. 100 of the New Hampshire constitution, a proposed constitutional amendment passes only if the Senate and House approve by a three-fifths majority, and if voters also approve by a two-thirds majority. CACR 28 calls for voter consideration of the question in the November 2010 election. The constitutional hurdles to adoption are less formidable than they are for a forthcoming proposal of a "marriage protection amendment" in Iowa.
A co-sponsor of CACR 28, state Rep. David Bates, has just launched a campaign, LetNHVote.com, "to urge state legislators to let the people vote" on the proposed amendment. It appears to be the analogue of the LUV ("Let Us Vote") Campaign in Iowa.
"A separate House bill, introduced by Rep. Al Baldasaro, a Londonderry Republican, would repeal same-sex marriage. "
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