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NH Committee Recommends House Kill Anti-Gay Marriage Bill

Nh New Hampshire bigots hoping to repeal the state's five-week old marriage law and replace it with a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage were dealt a blow today with a legislative committee recommending that their proposal be rejected, the AP reports:

"A House committee is recommending against repealing New Hampshire’s five-week-old gay marriage law. The Judiciary Committee also voted today to recommend that the House kill a constitutional amendment that defines marriage as between one man and one woman. The vote was 12-8 on both measures, largely along party lines led by Democratic opposition."

The House could act on the committee's recommendations as early as next week.

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  1. I wonder when they'll be voting on the trans inclusive nondiscrimination law that's been introduced?

    Or am I missing something here?

    Posted by: Emelye Waldherr | Feb 9, 2010 1:05:33 PM

  2. way to go, my home state of NH!

    Posted by: UWSGUY | Feb 9, 2010 1:44:09 PM

  3. Hi, Emelye. My google-fu is lacking, I can't find anything in google news under "trans inclusive non discrimination law new hampshire"

    As for a gay site also covering trans news -- given some gay resistence to (and some gay outright horror of) trans issues as negatively bogging down the fight for gays -- it'd be nice if it did, but it shouldn't be expected.

    Doesn't look like anything has been done. We'll see, though.

    As for this law, one day it will apply to me and mine as well. :) Or a clever couple could test it currently. We'll see if the fight to create 'applicant one' and 'applicant two' instead of 'man' and 'woman', ends up as a fight to ensure this remains 'person one' and 'person two' only instead.

    Posted by: zeta | Feb 9, 2010 1:50:11 PM

  4. Why does the full New Hampshire House have to act to kill a bill which has been defeated in Committee?

    Posted by: Mad Professah | Feb 9, 2010 4:30:46 PM

  5. Laws are meant to protect people, not to discriminate against them!

    Posted by: CB | Feb 9, 2010 5:03:35 PM

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