Postedon Jan 04, 2011 at 09:30 am
John Lynch is the current governor of New Hampshire. He was first elected in 2004 and has been re-elected every two years since.
Although originally opposed to a freedom to marry law in New Hampshire, Gov. Lynch signed a marriage equality bill into law on June 3, 2009, making New Hampshire the fifth state in the U.S. to allow such unions. In response to newly-elected republican majorities in both state houses expressing a commitment to eliminate the marriage law in the upcoming legislative session, Gov. Lynch has remained steadfast in stating he will veto any such discriminatory measure.
Postedon Jan 03, 2011 at 01:30 pm
The Family Research Council in Washington, D.C., has vowed to do "whatever it takes" to repeal marriage equality in New Hampshire. Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders in Boston is promising to do "whatever it takes" to stop them.
Postedon Dec 21, 2010 at 03:45 pm
Minutes after the Senate voted to allow gays to serve openly in the military, Mary Lou Paquette said she felt a weight had been lifted.
Sean Eldridge, the political director of the national Freedom to Marry campaign, likened the ban on serving openly to laws that prohibit marriage for same-sex couples and called military discrimination "one of the cruelest inequalities inflicted on gay Americans by their own government" in a statement released in support of the bill's passage.
Postedon Dec 21, 2010 at 09:30 am
A New Hampshire resident notes that although economic issues were what Republicans ran on during the recent election season, the majority of the more than 900 recent New Hampshire bills that have been filed deal with non-budgetary social issues like repealing marriage equality.
Postedon Dec 09, 2010 at 04:00 pm
Bishop Gene Robinson explains how religious texts can be taken out of context and their meaning twisted. He also notes what he sees as an exciting time for the LGBT community in moving toward equal rights.
Postedon Nov 10, 2010 at 10:30 am
Two new lawsuits have been filed on behalf of gay and lesbian couples in four states to challenge a 1996 law denying married gay couples federal benefits.
Postedon Nov 09, 2010 at 02:30 pm
The Republican Party won super-majorities in both houses of the New Hampshire State House on election day.
Marty Favor explains how this has changed he and his partner from planning a traditional wedding, to scrambling around to prepare for a shotgun one.
Postedon Nov 08, 2010 at 08:00 am
Many of Freedom to Marry’s Voices for Equality figured prominently in the 2010 election cycle.
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