Category Archives: New Hampshire

N.H. Lawmakers to Vote on Marriage Equality Repeal Bill

New Hampshire lawmakers are scheduled to vote later this afternoon on a measure that would repeal the state’s marriage equality law on March 21. The expected vote in the House of Representatives will take place a week after state Rep. … Continue reading

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N.H. Newspaper Calls for Marriage Referendum

New Hampshire’s largest newspaper on Sunday called for a referendum that would allow voters to decide whether same-sex couples can marry in the state. Union Leader publisher Joseph W. McQuaid referenced an amendment to state Rep. David Bates’ measure that … Continue reading

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Sponsor of N.H. Marriage Equality Repeal Bill Supports Return to Civil Unions

The sponsor of a bill that would repeal New Hampshire’s marriage equality law said on Tuesday that he would support the reinstatement of a statute that allowed civil unions for same-sex couples. State Rep. David Bates (R-Windham) told the Associated … Continue reading

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Shaheen Backs Proposal to Add Marriage Equality to 2012 Democratic Party Platform

New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen on Tuesday endorsed a proposal to add marriage equality for same-sex couples to the Democratic Party’s 2012 platform. “Any Democratic statement of core beliefs about the importance of families must include all our families, gay … Continue reading

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Lynch Again Promises to Veto Marriage Equality Repeal Bill

New Hampshire Gov. John Lynch on Tuesday once again vowed to veto a bill that would repeal the state’s marriage equality law. “New Hampshire has a long and proud tradition of fighting for the rights of all of our people … Continue reading

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Former RNC Chair Speaks Out Against N.H. Marriage Equality Repeal Bill

In an op-ed published in the New Hampshire Union Leader on Thursday, former Republican National Committee Chair Ken Mehlman urged state lawmakers to vote against a bill that would repeal the Granite State’s marriage equality law. “Stripping away the right … Continue reading

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N.H. Lawmakers Delay Vote on Marriage Equality Repeal Bill

A leading New Hampshire Republican has confirmed that a vote on a bill that would repeal the state’s marriage equality law has been delayed until at least next month. “We must deal with some critical financial and economic-related legislation first, … Continue reading

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