New Hampshire Legislative Hearing Today on Marriage Equality

New Hampshire Freedom to Marry Coalition
March 12, 2009

On Thursday, March 12th, the New Hampshire House Judiciary Sub-Committee on marriage will hold meetings on bills that deal with marriage equality and LGBT equality. Take action to support the bill at New Hampshire Freedom to Marry Coalition (Link)

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NH bishop Gene Robinson testifies in favor of marriage equality bill

Vermont WCAX TV
February 5, 2009
The Rev. V. Gene Robinson testified in favor of the bill at the State House on Thursday, calling it a matter of fairness. He urged lawmakers to ignore objections opponents may have on religious grounds. "Ladies and gentleman of the Judiciary Committee, don't let the religious opponents to marriage equality you will hear from today and in the days to come make you afraid to do what is right," Robinson said. (Link)

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N.H. House committee to consider dueling marriage bills

Seacoast
February 4, 2009
Laws to repeal civil unions and ban gay couples' marriages and to legalize marriage for gay and lesbian couples will be on the docket in hearings before the House Judiciary Committee Thursday. [Link]

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NH Bishop to testify at marriage equality hearing

Associated Press
January 30, 2009
The Rev. V. Gene Robinson will testify Thursday before the New Hampshire House Judiciary Committee on a bill to end exclusion of gay couples from marriage in the Granite State. (Link)

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NH’s Bishop Robinson prays for unity

Union Leader
January 19, 2009
New Hampshire Episcopal Bishop V. Gene Robinson led hundreds of thousands in prayer at the opening concert of the presidential inauguration at the Lincoln Memorial yesterday: "Bless us with freedom from mere tolerance, replacing it with a genuine respect and warm embrace of our differences, and an understanding that in our diversity, we are stronger." (Link)

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N.H. bishop invited to D.C. to give prayer

Concord Monitor
January 12, 2009
N.H. Episcopal Bishop and Freedom to Marry Voice of Equality Gene Robinson has been invited to give a prayer at one of President-elect Obama's first inauguration events at the Lincoln Memorial. The event, at which Obama is expected to speak, will air on HBO. [Link]

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CONNECTICUT SUPREME COURT DECISION: Full Marriage Equality! Next, New Hampshire?

Blue Hampshire
October 10, 2008
New Hampshire Representative Jim Splaine writes following the CT marriage decision, "I am introducing a bill to provide for full marriage equality for the New Hampshire State Legislature in 2009." (Link)
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NH lawmakers face more debate over marriage equality

Associated Press
September 28, 2008
New Hampshire lawmakers will be debating at least two bills dealing with marriage for same-sex couples when they return to Concord in January. (Link)

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Study sees more N.H. interest in gay marriage

New Hampshire Business Review
September 16, 2008
“Marriage clearly gets the most enthusiastic response from same-sex couples, as we're seeing in California,” said M. V. Lee Badgett, research director of the Williams Institute and director of the Center for Public Policy and Administration at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. [Link]

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Less than two weeks in, N.H. civil unions near 100

Nashua Telegraph
January 13, 2008
Nearly 100 same-sex couples have been joined in civil unions since they became legal in New Hampshire on New Year’s Day, but residents are realizing that indeed civil unions are not equal to marriage. (Link)

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