Jennifer Daler at BlueHampshire reports:
We'd have to consult the various roll calls to see who changed their votes and ask why.What a crushing blow! Of course numerous conspiracy theories are already racing through my head. Did the governor, who is openly opposed to same-sex marriage, know this could happen?
I'm listening to the streaming audio as I'm typing. Shawn Jasper, a Republican, made a motion to indefinitely postpone the bill, which basically kills it for the biennium. It would then need a 2/3 vote to be brought up again. Andy Peterson did this with the Governor's first school funding amendment. The indefinite postponement is of the motion by Dan Eaton to non concur and request a committee of conference. The motion failed.
It's going to a Committee of Conference.
What will happen now?
BUT THERE IS STILL HOPE.
NPR affiliates WBUR reports, "A divided New Hampshire House has refused to go along with changes the governor demanded to make his state the sixth to allow gay marriage. Instead, it voted to further negotiate with the Senate. . .
Opponents tried to kill the bill, but failed. The House then voted 207-168 to ask the Senate to negotiate a compromise."
So now it goes to committee where bills usually go to die, but since votes changed against us unexpectedly, maybe things can change unexpectedly again in our favor. Another vote could happen in two weeks.
If these changes are not made, Gov. Lynch will not sign the bill.