New Hampshire Next State To Allow Gay Marriage?

New Hampshire is a step closer to allowing gay marriage after a state Senate vote.

A bill the Senate passed Wednesday would have gone to Gov. John
Lynch, but senators changed the version that passed the House.

The changes include a provision that makes a distinction between religious and civil ceremonies and would allow churches to decide
whether they will marry same-sex couples.

The House rejected a similar proposal during its debate on the bill.

Lynch has said he believes the word "marriage" should be reserved for a man and a woman. He hasn't said he would veto the bill.

If the bill becomes law, New Hampshire would be the fifth state
to allow gay marriage. A defeat would frustrate activists' efforts
to extend gay marriage to all of New England.


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  • by Ank Location: Greenville on May 5, 2009 at 07:55 PM
    No OSOC, as I've told you time and time again, we have no way of knowing if your sheep is consenting. Therefore you may not have sex with your sheep, nor may you marry your sheep. Two gay men who get married are both consenting adults. If you still don't understand and you have questions I'll be happy to answer them for you.
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Apr 30, 2009 at 05:51 AM
    So, this means I can finally marry my sheep! Yes, if perversion is OK in that area, I am headed north. At least I won't have to worry about contracting AIDS.
  • by i got the news Location: ?? on Apr 29, 2009 at 05:34 PM
    Where are all the bible thumpers?!?! I was wanting to crack some heads...
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