Thursday, June 4, 2009

Marriage Equality in New Hampshire!

Photo by Jim Cole, AP

Late yesterday afternoon New Hampshire became the sixth state to have marriage equality! It was signed into law yesterday by Governor John Lynch after it passed the Senate by a vote of 14-10 and the House by a vote of 198-176

Says Governor Lynch, "Today we're standing up for the liberties of same-sex couples by making clear they will receive the same rights, responsibilities, and respect under New Hampshire law. Today is a victory for all the people of New Hampshire who, I believe, in our own independent way, want tolerance for all. That's truly the New Hampshire way." He adds that is it New Hampshire tradition "to come down on the side of individual liberties and protections, and that tradition continues today."

The law takes effect on January 1, 2010.

Congrats to our LGBT friends in New Hampshire!

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