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BREAKING: NH Gov John Lynch Will Veto GOP Attempt To Repeal Gay Marriage

While Republicans in New Hampshire stage a disorganized attempt to leverage their majorities in the House and State Senate for a repeal of same-sex marriage, Democratic Governor John Lynch made a commitment to vetoing the bill today in his State of the State address.

Said Lynch:

“New Hampshire has a long and proud tradition of fighting for the rights of all of our people and a tradition of leaving people alone to pursue their own happiness. As Governor, I intended to uphold that centuries-old tradition and I will stand firm against any legislation that will strip any of our citizens of their civil rights.”

Thankfully there are enough libertarian-type dissenters in the GOP ranks that an override of Lynch’s appeal looks unlikely. Perhaps NH lawmakers are listening to Ken Mehlman?

Photo: Marc Nozell

By:           Evan Mulvihill
On:           Jan 31, 2012
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  • 2 Comments
    • Carlsbad
      Carlsbad

      This is not news. This has been the Governor’s position since 2010, when he was
      re-elected along with the Republican majorities elected to the house. But it’s nice
      to hear him re-iterate it.

      Jan 31, 2012 at 4:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Steve
      Steve

      Thank you, Governor Lynch. The R’s have been playing “full court press” defense against marriage equality. Every shot and block, even the predictable ones, is still important.

      Feb 1, 2012 at 8:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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