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NH House Committee Approves Senate Amendment

Timothy Kincaid

May 5th, 2009

Per the Washington Blade:

A House committee endorsed a proposal Tuesday that’s already been approved in the Senate. The bill comes up for a vote in the House on Wednesday. It distinguishes between civil and religious marriage and says any two individuals have a right to a civil marriage. The proposal leaves it up to each religion whether to recognize and officiate over same-sex marriages.

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Priya Lynn
May 5th, 2009 | LINK

I’m finding it hard to keep straight which state has taken what positive step towards equal marriage – that’s a good sign.

cooner
May 5th, 2009 | LINK

Lots of good news from New England (and Iowa) lately! I hope many Californians will be feeling some shame very soon, if not already.

Also, I find it sort of annoying that it has to be spelled out explicitly in so many of these laws that government-sanctioned marriage applies to civil marriage only and doesn’t force churches to do anything; but, hey, if that’s what it takes to convince some people, then whatever!

Matt
May 5th, 2009 | LINK

Better that it be explicitly spelled out. The clearer the legal language, the less room there is for loopholes or court challenges due to ambiguity.

Michelle
May 5th, 2009 | LINK

Priya Lynn, I totally agree. I was just thinking those same thoughts. Its getting difficult to remember which New England states have not taken steps towards equal marriage and which have not!

Lindoro
May 5th, 2009 | LINK

Can we have a map or something that will help us keep this straight? there have been so many states lately.

A good bulleted review would be awesome!

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