Yes, the single stroke of a pen to grant civil rights is too time consuming for legislators! Minority Leader Peter Bragdon. Steve Vaillancourt about it before he dragged the process out another 2 weeks at least. Of course, this is the same argument used by the more crazy Obama supporters to explain why Obama should not support the repeal of DADT.
NH Governor Has Days to Make Decision on Gay Marriage
Same-sex marriage in New Hampshire - Wikipedia
Chat or rant, adult content, spam, insulting other members, show more. Harm to minors, violence or threats, harassment or privacy invasion, impersonation or misrepresentation, fraud or phishing, show more. NH Senate votes on gay marriage sometime from April 22nd through the 1st week of May. Dems control 14 seats, Republicans control 9.
N.H. gov. now in 'gay marriage' spotlight
In a landmark ruling issued in , the U. Supreme Court ruled that the Constitution allows for same-sex marriage, effectively overturning remaining restrictions in place in states. Most other states had enacted constitutional or statutory bans on same-sex marriage, known as "Defense of Marriage" Acts.
In a lot of ways, it was bound to happen. After being one of the first states to pass a civil unions bill in , providing rights, such as the same state benefits accorded to married couples, to those in same-sex partnerships within the New Hampshire gay community, New Hampshire followed the lead of four other fellow New England states in furthering equal rights for all, by legalizing same-sex New Hampshire marriages. That action made it the sixth U. The bills became effective on January 1, And so while the Senate changed the language of the bill, on insistence of the Governor, two addition bills HB73 and HB were also signed, which affirm religious freedom protections with regard to marriage.