NH Bill Seeks to Turn Civil Unions Into Marriage

“New Hampshire State Rep. Jim Splaine, D-Portsmouth, submitted a bill asking that civil unions, which are currently recognized by the state, be changed to allow marriage. State Rep. Paul McEachern, D-Portsmouth, is co-sponsoring the bill. The bill would essentially provide for full marriage equality,” Splaine said. “I submitted the bill because I think it’s important that we keep this dialogue going.” Splaine said the bill will be presented on Jan. 7 along with the other bills introduced for the session. He said then it will be scheduled for a public hearing or sent to a committee.” [Seacoast Online]