Today the New Hampshire House’s Judiciary Committee will make a recommendation to fellow lawmakers as to whether gay marriage, just five weeks old there after taking effect Jan. 1, should be repealed. That, and whether they should act on a proposed state constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage outright. Let’s be honest: These bills have little chance of making it out of committee, but that’s not the point.
Republicans supporting them only want to keep the issue before lawmakers as they attempt to take back control of the Democrat-controlled House in November’s elections. Because, once again, that’s how politics is being played.