Despite Conservatives’ efforts to spin the results, NH says ‘No’ to stripping away Marriage Rights

Despite some claims that there is almost a 2/3rds majority of support for writing discrimination into its constitution, town by town, New Hampshire said "No" to this obviously coordinated movement to strip the rights away from some of its tax-paying, patriotic citizens.

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Equality wins again in New Hampshire

Equality wins the popular vote with seventy towns having already rejected the anti-gay resolution.

“Once again the people of New Hampshire have spoken and said we believe in equality and individual liberties and we do not believe in amending our constitution to take away peoples rights” said Mo Baxley , Executive Director of New Hampshire Freedom to Marry.

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NH House rejects anti-gay marriage measures

New Hampshire's House has rejected a bill that would have repealed the state's gay marriage law. The House voted 210-109 to kill the bill. And a second measure to define marriage as between a man and a woman was also defeated by a wide margin.

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New Hampshire House Overwhelmingly Rejects Attempt to Repeal Marriage Rights

Evan Wolfson, Executive Director of Freedom to Marry made the following statement regarding the vote by New Hampshire House of Representatives rejecting HR1590-FN, a bill that would repeal the freedom to marry, and CACR 28, a resolution seeking to amend the state constitution to restrict marriage:

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New Hampshire Panel Recommends Against Repeal of Freedom to Marry

The Associated Press
February 10, 2010

A New Hampshire House committee Tuesday recommended against repealing the state's marriage equality law. The Judiciary Committee also voted Tuesday to recommend that the House kill a proposed constitutional amendment banning the freedom to marry. [Link]

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NH Panel to consider Measures that would repeal Freedom to Marry

The Associated Press
February 9, 2010
The House Judiciary Committee will recommend today whether New Hampshire's five-week-old marriage equality law should be repealed and will also vote on whether to support a constitutional amendment denying the freedom to marry. Supporters of these anti-gay measures admit their chance of success is slim, but they want to keep the issue before voters in hopes Republicans will regain control of the Statehouse from Democrats in November. [Link]

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NH House Expected to Reject Measures to Ban Freedom to Marry

The Associated Press
January 20, 2010

The N.H. House Judiciary Committee is holding hearings on proposed measures that would repeal the state's marriage equality law. Observers expect the House to reject the measures when they are brought to the floor in the next few weeks. [Link]

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Two Randolph women wed, Bishop Gene Robinson blesses marriage

Berlin Reporter (NH)
January 6, 2010

Elizabeth "Betsy" Hess and the Rev. Eleanor "Ellie" McLaughlin, both of Randolph, were wed in a civil ceremony near the entrance to St. Barnabas Episcopal Church on High Street in Berlin, NH on Sataurday, January 2nd. The Rt. Rev. V. Gene Robinson, the ninth Bishop of the Diocese of New Hampshire, blessed their rings and their Christian marriage at the altar. This was the first such wedding ceremony over which Bishop Robinson — who is the first openly gay diocesan bishop in the Anglican Communion — presided since marriage equality became legal in New Hampshire on New Year's Day. [Link]

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NH State Rep: ‘Let NH Vote’ on Marriage


The Union Leader
January 5, 2010

A New Hampshire Republican state representative is leading an effort to bring an anti-gay constitutional amendment to voters this fall. The amendment would eliminate marriage equality in New Hampshire. [Link]

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Same-sex Couples Marry in New Hampshire

CNN - CNN Newsroom
January 2, 2010
Don Lemon interviews Jeffrey Burr and Neil Blair, a gay couple who got married in New Hampshire on January 1, 2010, the first day that marriage equality took effect in the state. [Link]

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