Governor John Lynch, who signed New Hampshire's marriage equality bill into law in June 2009, won't seek another term, the AP reports:
Lynch made the announcement Thursday, months ahead of the state's June filing period, putting at rest speculation about his intentions and opening up the field. The popular 58-year-old governor survived a GOP sweep of the state's top offices in 2010. Many believe he's the most formidable Democratic candidate the party could offer.
Just yesterday, a New Hampshire House Judiciary panel voted 3-1 to advance a bill that would repeal the state's marriage equality law. Not a good week for equality in the Granite State.