Sunday, October 23, 2011

New Hampshire GOP to try and Repeal 2009 Same-sex Marriage Bill

This coming Tuesday the NH House Judiciary Committee will vote on a bill sponsored by Rep. David Bates, a Republican from Rockingham, that would essentially not only repeal the 2009 bill making NH the 5th state to allow same-sex marriage, but might even send civil unions back into the closet.

The 2009 bill was passed by a predominately Democratic Legislature and Governor, and a current poll by the WMUR Granite State poll from the University of New Hampshire Survey Center found that only 27 percent of 500 randomly selected adults reached by telephone support repealing the law, while 50 percent are strongly opposed to repeal.

NH Governor John Lynch has indicated already that if this repeal bill passes he will veto it.

What's amazing, even in a conservative state such as New Hampshire, is that politicians are more concerned about who's getting married than jobs, the economy, and our high poverty rate. Or...then again, maybe the Republican controlled state isn't all that concerned about those things. I think the people know what's more important with the current unemployment rate at 5.4% (October 2011) and 7.6% living under the National Poverty Rate.

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