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New Hampshire Republicans Wuss Out On Repealing Gay Marriage Law


Rest easy, New Hampshire gays: Republican state lawmakers are giving up their short-lived project to repeal same-sex marriage there. Apparently joblessness and a weak economy are just too darn important for them to pay you homosexuals any mind. (This news didn’t stop the Human Rights Campaign from scaring members into donating money: “Prop. 8 ended marriage equality in California and shocked a nation,” writes Joe Solmonese in an email that went out this morning. “I’m writing because New Hampshire could be next. Right-wing lawmakers have taken over the New Hampshire legislature – and they’re already working on four distinct bills to take the right to marry away from loving, same-sex couples.”)

On:           Jan 13, 2011
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    • GetBalance

      Seems intelligence has replaced smart(ass) with the GOP. I’m just all veklempt . . .yeh right. It’s all about money face and stupid unfortunately.

      Jan 13, 2011 at 9:51 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • justiceontherocks

      translation: they don’t have the votes.

      Jan 13, 2011 at 10:57 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Brandon

      I love how queerty spends so much time talking shit on the HRC and yet i can’t think of a single thing that this site has done to help promote or impact the LGBT agenda on a national scale….

      Jan 13, 2011 at 11:04 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam

      @Brandon: said…

      I love how queerty spends so much time talking shit on the HRC and yet i can’t think of a single thing that this site has done to help promote or impact the LGBT agenda on a national scale.”


      1. This site passes along information about gay issues on a national scale, it is how many of my friends and I found out about such issues as Target’s money going to anti-gay candidates….you know, while HRC was STILL giving them a score of 100 out of 100?

      2. Queerty’s job is to put out news and information, HRC’s job is too effect change, do you REALLY want to compare who is doing a better job at their various tasks?

      Jan 13, 2011 at 11:14 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • GetBalance




      You’re spot on.

      Jan 13, 2011 at 11:25 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Andrew

      Finally some good news. Now let’s push for marriage equality in Maryland, RI and maybe even New York.

      Jan 13, 2011 at 11:42 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ForeverGay

      Although I hope they never vote on it, I think they will. Republicans hold about 75% of both houses of Congress in New Hampshire which is more than enough to pass a repeal and override a veto by the Governor. Gay people need to get marriage rights in Maryland NOW! Now is perfect time because Democrats are in control and the next big election will be the 2012 Presidential election which means Democratic voting black and Latinos will vote, keeping Democrats in control in turn blocking any repeal effort.

      Jan 13, 2011 at 12:43 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Schteve

      @ForeverGay: Yeah but a not so insignificant number of Republicans voted for the marriage law two years ago, so it’s not like they would suddenly change their minds and vote against it. Conversely, you could imagine at least a handful who voted against it before now voting against a repeal whether their position has changed or just because they don’t want to undo existing rights a la California. Either way, people agree that trying to figure out if there are enough votes to override a veto in the lower house is near impossible.

      Jan 13, 2011 at 3:25 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Stefan


      And an even greater number of New Hampshire Republicans voted against repeal last year. Many of the new Republicans in both chambers have already said they will vote against repeal. I can imagine in 2012 that number will increase even more.

      Jan 14, 2011 at 12:52 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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