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NH Marriage Repeal Vote Delayed

Jim Burroway

January 18th, 2012

There are reports out that Republican leaders in the New Hampshire House has delayed the vote to repeal the state’s marriage equality law. The vote has been postponed until February, according to House Majority leader D.J. Bettencourt. Many in the House expected the vote to occur today even though the issue was not on the House calendar. Democratic Gov. John Lynch vowed to veto the repeal if it reached his desk. The delay is seen as a sign that the House does not have a veto-proof majority to pass the legislation.

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Ben in Oakland
January 18th, 2012 | LINK

Meanwhile, according to this mornings chronicle, Cuba is considering marriage legalization.

We live in a sad, sad country.

Mark F.
January 18th, 2012 | LINK

“We live in a sad, sad country.”

Not so sad. The votes don’t seem to be there for repeal. That’s progress considering the overwhelming GOP majority in NH.

And do not forget–the trends are running in our favor overall.

Ryan
January 18th, 2012 | LINK

Fingers crossed that they don’t have enough votes. And hopefully the next governor is a Democrat, too. Otherwise a veto-proof majority won’t be necessary.

Timothy Kincaid
January 18th, 2012 | LINK

I have the sneaking suspicion that Bettencourt would prefer to schedule the vote for a Wednesday at 3 am and have to sadly report that he wasn’t able to get quorum so it’ll have to wait til next year. Just a sneaking suspicion.

Stefan
January 18th, 2012 | LINK

“Fingers crossed that they don’t have enough votes. And hopefully the next governor is a Democrat, too. Otherwise a veto-proof majority won’t be necessary.”

Not necessarily. In 3 of the 4 special elections in New Hampshire since the 2010 elections Democrats have won back seats from incumbent Republicans. I have no doubt that this year Democrats will make big gains.

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