Issue:  Vol. 48 / No. 8 / 22 February 2018

New Hampshire reps reject anti-marriage equality proposals

New Hampshire’s House of Representatives voted today to reject two anti-same sex marriage bills.

HR 1590-FN, which was defeated by a vote of  210-109, would repeal the freedom to marry and CACR 28, which went down 201-135, called for amending the state constitution to restrict marriage.

In a statement, Evan Wolfson, executive director of the national Freedom to Marry, called the moves “a clear signal” of lawmakers’ continued support for the freedom to marry.

The New Hampshire votes followed a similar stand by legislators in Iowa last week, Wolfson noted.

Besides those two states, Massachusetts, Vermont, and Connecticut also allow same-sex marriage.

“As same-sex couples continue to marry and the sky doesn’t fall in the nation’s two first presidential-primary states,” Wolfson said in the statement, “Americans will have more chances to think anew about the importance of treating others as we all would want to be treated, and to ask our elected officials whether they, too, support equal justice under the law.”

— Seth Hemmelgarn, February 17, 2010 @ 4:11 pm PST
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