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Victory (again) in NH! Legislature Kills Marriage Repeal Bill

In a surprise move, the Republican-led House of Representatives in New Hampshire flatly rejected a bill to repeal the state’s popular marriage law by a  vote of 211-116. The bill called for ending same-sex marriage, which has been legal in the state for more than two years.

Every independent poll has shown a supermajority of voters –including Republicans and conservatives - oppose overturning the Granite State’s popular marriage law.

HRC has been engaged in winning and protecting marriage equality in New Hampshire for a number of years – with particular attention to ensuring lawmakers hear from their constituents through a robust field operation.  

In 2009, the New Hampshire legislature passed a law allowing committed, loving gay and lesbian couple to marry. The Governor signed the bill and since then more than 1,900 same-sex couples have married.

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