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

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  • 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.

  • 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.

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