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A Proud Moment For New Hampshire

Michael K. Lavers | Posted 05.22.2012 | Gay Voices
Michael K. Lavers

What were they thinking? A childhood friend and I repeatedly asked ourselves this question about a bill that would have repealed New Hampshire's marriage equality law. On March 21 the New Hampshire House soundly rejected the measure by a 211-to-116 margin.

Gay Marriage Advocates Declare Victory

AP | By NORMA LOVE | Posted 03.22.2012 | Politics

CONCORD, N.H. -- Gay rights advocates are declaring victory after New Hampshire's failed attempt at repealing its gay marriage law, saying it resounds...

New Hampshire Rejects Gay Marriage Repeal Bill

AP | NORMA LOVE | Posted 05.21.2012 | Politics

CONCORD, N.H. — New Hampshire lawmakers on Wednesday rejected a bill that would have made their state legislature the first one to repeal a gay ...

GOP Lawmaker Proposes Amendment Banning Left-Handed People From Marrying | Posted 03.21.2012 | Politics

Sometimes, you have to be blunt to make a point. And that’s what state Rep. Seth Cohn, R-Canterbury, is trying to do in the same-sex marriage rep...

Amanda Terkel

New Tactic In Group's Push To Ban Same-Sex Marriage | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) is the leading group fighting the legalization of same-sex marriage around the country. It ...

NH GOP Lawmaker Warns Push To Revoke Gay Marriage Law Will Spark 'Backlash Against Republicans'

The Huffington Post | Lucia Graves | Posted 02.28.2012 | Politics

As New Hampshire lawmakers gear up for a vote to repeal the state’s same-sex marriage law, state Rep. Seth Cohn (R) is warning the effort could hurt...

Protest To Repeal Gay Marriage Law Staged In New Hampshire

Patch | Tony Schinella | Posted 02.07.2012 | Gay Voices

More than 200 activists, legislators, and pro-traditional marriage advocates rallied at the Statehouse in support of HB 437, a bill that would return ...

New Hampshire Gay Marriage Repeal Bill No Sure Bet: Concord Monitor

Concord Monitor | Matthew Spolar | Posted 07.29.2013 | Gay Voices

While the fate of a bill repealing same-sex marriage in New Hampshire remains uncertain, two facts are not in dispute: Republicans hold veto-proof ...

Foes Of Marriage Equality Fudge The Facts Again

James Peron | Posted 03.24.2012 | Gay Voices
James Peron

Scott Moody draws conclusions based on the religious viewpoint of his organization and attempts to cloak theology in the guise of economics and statistical facts. Sadly for him, statistics don't support his assertions.

New Hampshire Marriage Equality Repeal Vote Draws Near

Scott Wooledge | Posted 03.05.2012 | Gay Voices
Scott Wooledge

Proponents of repealing New Hampshire's marriage equality law are trying to obfuscate the reality that there is no real impetus for the legislature to take this action. There is scant evidence to suggest that they have anything but a tiny, noisy minority on their side.

Contentious State Issue Rattles GOP Primary

AP | STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 01.24.2012 | Politics

CONCORD, N.H. — Whether they like it or not, Republican presidential candidates are joining New Hampshire's intensifying gay marriage debate. S...

Rick Perry Urges State To Repeal Gay Marriage, Defund Planned Parenthood

Posted 12.29.2011 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry, campaigning in New Hampshire Friday, praised legislators in the state for working to repeal the state's ...

Sam Stein

Mitt Romney Supports 'Partnership Agreements,' Not Marriage, For Gay Couples | Sam Stein | Posted 12.11.2011 | Politics

HOPKINTON, N.H. -- At his second town hall event during a swing through New Hampshire on Monday, Mitt Romney was peppered with questions about same-se...

New Hampshire's Largest Newspaper, Union Leader Of Manchester, Won't Print Gay Marriage Notices

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

CONCORD, N.H. — New Hampshire's largest newspaper is defending its decision to refuse to publish marriage notices for gay couples. New Hampshir...

Gay Marriage: A Question of Fairness

Lincoln Chafee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Chafee

As a proud Rhode Islander, it troubles me to think we've fallen behind in granting our gay and lesbian family members and friends something as fundamentally important as the right to have their relationships fully recognized.

Gay Marriage: New Hampshire Makes Same-Sex Marriage Legal

AP | NORMA LOVE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

CONCORD, N.H. — New Hampshire became the sixth state to legalize gay marriage Wednesday in a move that reflects the state's changing demographic...

Why the California Court's Decision Is Good for Gay Marriage

Aaron Zelinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aaron Zelinsky

We should view the California court not as opposing gay marriage, but rather as promoting public deliberation and democratic action on the subject of equal rights.

Moral Majority or Immoral Minority?

Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stuart Whatley

One wonders when Republicans are going to figure out how to appeal to people rather than traditions.

New Hampshire Gov. To Sign Gay Marriage Bill With Protection For Churches

AP | NORMA LOVE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

CONCORD, N.H. — Gov. John Lynch said Thursday he will sign a bill to make his state the sixth to legalize gay marriage as soon as the Legislatur...

Gay Marriage : New Hampshire Senate Votes To Allow Same-Sex Marriage

Reuters | Andrew J. Manuse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

New Hampshire's Senate passed a bill on Wednesday that would legalize same-sex marriage after an amendment was added that allows clergy to decline to ...