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And New Hampshire Makes Six

Timothy Kincaid

June 3rd, 2009

Today the New Hampshire Senate and House of Representatives passed the religious protections bill required by Governor Lynch to get his approval of the marriage equality bill. Lynch has promised to sign the marriage/religious protections combination package of three bills and New Hampshire will bring the total number of states granting same-sex marriages up to six.

Update: The AP reports:

New Hampshire’s governor has signed legislation making the state the sixth to allow gay marriage.

Gov. John Lynch was Surrounded by cheering supporters of the move as he signed the three bills about an hour after the key vote on the legislation in the House.

Marriage will begin in New Hampshire in January 1, 2010.

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Louie
June 3rd, 2009 | LINK

This is awesome news!

Congratulations to ALL couples in New Hampshire!

Marriage Equality has finally arrived!

steve
June 3rd, 2009 | LINK

and still not a word from OBAMA…WTF?????

MirrorMan
June 3rd, 2009 | LINK

SUCK IT, California!

Matt
June 3rd, 2009 | LINK

At this point, screw Obama. We’re making considerable progress at the state level without his involvement- consider that we’ve seen marriage equality become a reality in 4 states since the inauguration WITHOUT Obama saying anything. Let’s continue focusing on the state level, then when we have another 5 or 10 on our side we can drop them all on his head at once and say “OK Mr. President, half the country now provides marriage equality. Time to say something”

Chimaxx
June 3rd, 2009 | LINK

Just wondering why this is illustrated with a picture of fall leaves reflected in a lake. I’m guessing that the lake is somewhere in New Hampshire (but I’ve seen similar landscapes in Wisconsin, and shorn of the context of the headline, that’s what I’d guess). But still: The news happened in June and the marriages take effect in January, but this photo is clearly from some crisp October day.

Are we suddenly going all Dada with illustrations?

Timothy Kincaid
June 3rd, 2009 | LINK

Chimaxx,

It’s pretty. It makes me smile. Just like marriage equality.

Ephilei
June 3rd, 2009 | LINK

Woot!

@Steve

Obama has no word because Obama doesn’t support marriage equality. Why do advocates keep acting surprised?

The Lauderdale
June 3rd, 2009 | LINK

“It’s pretty. It makes me smile. Just like marriage equality.”

Resisting the urge to giggle. I too am happy.

Emelye Waldherr
June 4th, 2009 | LINK

I’m very pleased New Hampshire has passed civil marriage equality for same sex couples. Congratulations!

Now trans people and their wives or husbands can be thrown out of their homes together!

When will trans inclusive nondiscrimination law be passed? Probably never in NH. They will have to wait until the federal government passes it. Unless of course, Barny and his friends decide they have to jettison gender variant people once again to get what they want.

I’m sorry if I sound a little bitter. I guess I should never have read about the political history of GLB(t) rights and how the movement got started.

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