New Hampshire Panel Puts off Marriage Repeal Bills

Good news today from New Hampshire: the House Judiciary Committee voted to “retain” two bills to repeal the marriage law, very likely until next year (though we’ll be vigilant throughout the legislative session this year).

Freedom to Marry has played an active role on the ground in New Hampshire, taking the lead in putting a strong campaign team in place; conducting a poll that showed how overwhelmingly unpopular it was to take away the freedom to marry; and supporting the enlisting of business leaders and others who could make the case to the new, overwhelmingly Republican legislature that this was wrong to do.  In the process, we’ve helped create a campaign organization, Standing Up for New Hampshire Families.  To learn more about it and get involved, click here.

Great kudos to Governor John Lynch, who has been steadfast in promising a veto of any repeal effort.  We also had a strong partnership on the ground with the Human Rights Campaign — which put in place a strong field campaign and communications program — New Hampshire Freedom to Marry, and others.

A good day and a win, for now.