Thursday, March 26, 2009

New Hampshire House passes marriage bill

I'm on multiple deadlines this afternoon, but one quick and exciting news that came into my inbox earlier today is the New Hampshire House passed a bill that would extend marriage to same-sex couples.

Legislators voted 186-179 to send the proposed legislation to the state Senate. Same-sex couples have been able to enter into civil unions since Jan. 2008, but it remains unclear as to whether Gov. John Lynch would sign the bill if it were to cross his desk.

Vermont Gov. Jim Douglas has said he plans to veto a bill to extend marriage to same-sex couples Montpelier lawmakers passed earlier this week. Lawmakers in Hawai'i and Maine are among those who have recently debated marriage for same-sex couples. And activists across the country continue to wait for the California Supreme Court to rule in the case that seeks to overturn Proposition 8.

Stay tuned...

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