NH Gov still deciding on marriage bill

May 7, 2009

"The governor hasn't really made a decision yet," said Colin Manning, Gov. Lynch's spokesman. "We have seen a number of last-minute changes last week. Some we are going to have to take some time to review the legislation, look at exactly what it says. There's a lot of passion on all sides of the issue. The governor's going to do what he always does, talk to lawmakers and the people of New Hampshire." [Link]

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New Hampshire legislators vote for marriage equality

The Associated Press
May 6, 2009

The New Hampshire Legislature has passed a bill allowing gay couples to legally marry, but the governor hasn't said whether he'll sign it. Gov. John Lynch has said he believes the word "marriage" should be reserved for the union of a man and a woman. But he has not said whether he would sign the bill, veto it or let it become law without his signature. [Link]

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Study says New York Latinos support marriage equality

Times Union
May 5, 2009

The University at Albany released a study on Tuesday polling the Hispanic population of New York and surrounding states. The New York Latino Research and Resources Network (NYLARNet) surveyed more than 1,200 Hispanics in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Jose Cruz, director of NYLARNet, said the study found half of Latinos in those states supported marriage equality or civil unions despite only 18 percent identifying themselves as liberal. (Link)

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Marriage bill passes in N.H. Senate

The Boston Globe
April 30, 2009

"There's clearly a lot of movement, and I think it's really a product of the chance people have had to see in Massachusetts and other places that when marriage discrimination ends, families are helped and no one's hurt," said Evan Wolfson. [Link]

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New Hampshire Senate votes for marriage equality

The Boston Globe
April 29, 2009

"It is such an important statement, especially to young people, to say if you are gay, if you are lesbian, you are no different," said Claire Ebel, executive director of the state's chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union. "You have the same rights." [Link]

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N.H. Senate Passes Marriage Bill

The New York Times
April 29, 2009

It is unclear whether Gov. John Lynch, a Democrat, will veto the law or whether the new language will persuade him to endorse it. Mr. Lynch has consistently opposed same-sex marriage, but has never said whether he would veto the bill or let it be enacted without his signature, as state law would allow. [Link]

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Marriage Bill Passes NH Senate

WMUR Manchester
April 29, 2009

The New Hampshire Senate has approved a bill that would allow same-sex couples to marry in the Granite State. After surviving an early vote to kill HB 436, the bill passed the New Hampshire Senate Wednesday afternoon by a vote of 13 to 11. [Link]

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Majority of NH Voters Support Marriage Equality

Blue Hampshire
April 28, 2009

A poll released today by New Hampshire Freedom to Marry shows that 55% of New Hampshire Voters support marriage for lesbian and gay couples, while 39% are opposed. The poll, conducted by UNH Survey Center, surveyed 491 New Hampshire voters from April 13 through the 22. [Link]

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New Hampshire: Marriage Bill Setback

New York Times
April 24, 2009

The New Hampshire Senate Judiciary Committee voted 3-2 to reject a proposal that would extend marriage equality to gay couples, claiming the state “needs more time to build consensus” on the issue. However, the full state Senate will still vote on the House-approved bill next week. [Link]

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NH GOP Chair John Sununu Calls Marriage Equality ‘Garbage’

April 23, 2009

Towleroad reports that New Hampshire state Republican Chair John Sununu called the state's proposed marriage equality bill "garbage" and suggested that Gov. John Lynch veto it if it passes. [Link]

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