New Hampshire House Is Gonna Chat About Possibly Removing Your Marriage Rights And Stuff


Expect New Hampshire’s State House to look at lot like Rhode Island’s last week: With hearings scheduled for Thursday to debate the repeal of the state’s same-sex marriage law (though House Republican Leader D.J. Bettencourt, the scourge of NOM, says he wants to withhold a vote until next year), expect reasonable people and jerks to come together. And while Gov. John Lynch says he’ll veto any repeal bill that hits his desk, the Republicans enjoy supermajorities in both the House and Senate, and they might have a whopping 5 percent of the state’s support.

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  • tavdy79

    Reminds me, because I cannot remember, does NH have a ballot measure system like the ones in ME & CA? If so, and if the Repugs do manage to overrule Gov. Lynch’s veto, they could themselves be overruled by the voters.

    Can you imagine the reaction of NOM if that happened?

  • Steve

    Wait, wait, WAIT! The Republicans want to pass a bill repealing gay marriage in a state that largely supports gay marriage? But in other states they want to let people vote on gay marriage because the majority of the people MIGHT oppose gay marriage? There’s something very fishy about all of this…

  • Schteve

    New Hampshire voters would only vote on it if it was a constitutional amendment ban, and that would require two-thirds voter support. An ordinary statutory repeal doesn’t involve the voters.

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