NH House Rejects Gay Marriage Ban, Repeal Bills by Wide Margin

The New Hampshire House has rejected a proposed constitutional amendment that would have banned same-sex marriage in the state:

Nh "CACR 28 defined marriage in this state by saying it can only be between a man and a woman. It was rejected by a wide margin, 201-135, short of a simple majority and far below the three-fifths majority -- 238 votes -- it needed to advance to the Senate. Sponsors tried to delay a vote on the bill until March 17, so local voters could weigh in on petitions at town meeting that ask for a popular vote on the amendment. "All we're trying to do here is put this on the ballot," Rep. David Bates, R-Windham, arguing voters should have their say. His effort to delay a vote fell short on a 191-148 vote."

The House also rejected another bill, HB 1590, by a vote of 210-109. It would have repealed the state's marriage equality law.

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  1. Wha-Whaaa.

    Too bad, bigots.

    Posted by: ichabod | Feb 17, 2010 5:28:23 PM

  2. So happy to have something GOOD to talk about! :)

    Posted by: ColinATL | Feb 17, 2010 5:49:59 PM

  3. I'm so happy I could wiggle my penis in excrement!

    Posted by: JohnInManhattan | Feb 17, 2010 5:55:35 PM

  4. @JohnInManhattan: OMG...Now that was funny! Much <3

    Posted by: Joey | Feb 17, 2010 6:13:01 PM

  5. It's wRiggle, not wiggle, you perv!

    Posted by: BobN | Feb 17, 2010 6:16:29 PM

  6. SUCK IT UP NANCY!!!!!

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Feb 17, 2010 7:38:01 PM

  7. Civil Rights should never be put on a ballot

    Posted by: John Normile | Feb 17, 2010 8:34:18 PM

  8. We do need gay marriage and i`m glad that we have it. Who cares about straight marriage anyway. Straight marriage is wrong because women say that men has to be tall to marry a woman. That did not say that in the Bible. But it said one man and one woman. But we really need gay marriage more than having just straight marriage anyway. I`m so glad that i can have a boyfriend because i am gay.

    Posted by: Joe Haley | Feb 18, 2010 3:49:01 AM

  9. I wonder what would have happened in the '60s if they put "should black people have equal rights" on a ballot. We all know the answer, don't we? Whether someone deserves equal rights should never be left to a majority vote - it's just the right thing to do!

    Posted by: Steve | Feb 18, 2010 6:39:22 AM

  10. FCK YOU BIGOT PARTY you lost go home and punish yourselves for your failure

    Posted by: curtis | May 21, 2011 6:56:04 PM

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