New Hampshire Holds Same-sex Marriage Hearing
April 15, 2009 by Bryan
The New Hampshire senate judiciary committee will hold a hearing today on a bill to legalize same-sex marriage. If approved, New Hampshire would be one major step closer to becoming the fifth state to recognize marriage equality. A full senate vote is expected later this month or in early May.
Same-sex marriage legislation passed the house in March by a vote of 186-179.
According to Reuters, several of the state’s 24 senators indicated that opposition from the governor could thwart the legislation. Lawmakers could also opt to table the legislation and avoid making a decision before elections in 2010.
Governor John Lynch, a Democrat, signed civil union legislation last year. Although he has not said he would veto the same-sex marriage bill, he is known to be opposed.
Democrats control both the senate and the house.
via the Advocate