Wednesday, June 3, 2009

New Hampshire Senate Approves Changed Marriage Equality Bill 14-10!

The New Hampshire Senate just voted 14-10 to accept the Committee of Conference Report on H.B. 73 for marriage equality with religious protections. On to the House.

The vote was along party lines, with all Democrats in support and all Republicans in opposition.

Plymouth Democratic Sen. Beth Reynolds said the final change should assure religious leaders that they may legally discriminate against same-sex marriage if it violates their beliefs.

"The changes augment, buttress and bolster the rights of religious freedom and they strike the appropriate balance between two values that the people of New Hampshire support, equal rights for all and the right to religious freedom,’’ Reynolds said.

Listen to the House debate marriage equality bill live.

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