New Hampshire and Same-Sex Marriage

This was a good week for same-sex couples in the great State of New Hampshire. On February 17th, The House voted 210-109 to reject House Bill 1590, which sought to repeal same-sex marriage in that state. The House also voted 201-135 to reject CACR 28, the proposed constitutional amendment that would have defined marriage in New Hampshire as between a man and a woman.

On January 1, 2008, New Hampshire legalized civil unions for same-sex couples. Two years later, on January 1, 2010, New Hampshire became the fifth U.S. state to allow same-sex marriage. All civil unions in that state will convert to marriages on January 1, 2011, unless they have been otherwise dissolved, annulled or previously converted to marriage.

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