New Hampshire Wants To Repeal Marriage Equality… Or Does It?

True to their promise, New Hampshire Republicans have begun procedures to repeal the state’s marriage equality law, even though a majority of the state’s citizens support marriage equality.

Their proposed bill would repeal same-sex marriage and allow straight and gay couples to enter civil unions. And according to the Union Leader, “It also contains language that allows any business, individual, school or association to refuse to recognize civil unions, exempting them from state laws that bar discrimination on housing, employment, contracts and grants.”

The legislature won’t be able to vote on the bill until 2012, so that gives us something to look forward to.

Repealed rights! Religious exemptions! Cynical laws! And you thought that New Hampshire was just a bunch of mountains, rivers, and autumnal trees.