Thursday, April 30, 2009

Will NH be # 5?

NH Senate votes for gay marriage

The New Hampshire Senate on Wednesday passed legislation that would make the state the fifth in the nation to grant marriage equality.

The 13-11 vote came despite a recommendation last week by the Senate Judiciary Committee that it be rejected.

The chair of the committee, Sen. Deborah Reynolds (D) was one of those who recommended voting against the bill, but on Wednesday she voted for it, saying since the committee meeting she had heard from a large number of constituents who favored the bill.

Last month the bill passed the House on a 186-179 vote, but the House will need to vote on this bill again, since it was amended by the Senate.

If it passes the House a second time, it will head to the desk of Gov. Gov. John Lynch who has said he believes the current civil union law works fine, but has not said if he would veto the bill.

Read the entire article here.

What I love about this is that NH already has civil unions, but a majority of the voters and legislators feel that separate is not equal, so they are choosing marriage equality. Hurray!!!

Crush du Jour: Alex Torino


cb said...

As much as it's important to do, I really hate this "each state chooses". Because were going to end up with a divided nation over it.

Joy said...

New England is on a roll!

Jeff said...

The dominos will soon be falling all over the place! And what nice guns on the muscle stud! :)

Anonymous said...

You know we've been fighting for this in Rhode Island now for 14 years. WTF is wrong with our political leadership in this state?