Thursday, March 19, 2009

New Hampshire to Vote on Marriage Bill Next Week

Because New Hampshire's House Judiciary Committe deadlocked on two bills 10-10 that would allow same-sex couples to marry and one extending the state’s human rights laws to include protections for transpeople, it will go to the House floor next week for a vote without any recommendations.

If passed, it will then go to the Senate.

Rep. Jim Splaine, who sponsored the state’s civil unions law, said he believes there will be enough votes to pass his same-sex marriage bill and to block an attempt to amend the constitution to bar same-sex marriage.

To find out how you can get involved locally, or how you may help from a distance, contact New Hampshire Freedom to Marry Coalition.

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