Same-Sex Marriage http://nhpr.org en The Supreme Court Has Its Say On Gay Marriage http://nhpr.org/post/supreme-court-has-its-say-gay-marriage <p><span style='line-height: 200%; font-family: "Arial","sans-serif"; font-size: 12pt; mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"; mso-bidi-font-family: "Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;'>After months of anticipation, the Supreme Court overturned The Defense of Marriage Act, and ruled&nbsp;California’s proposition eight unconstitutional. Both are considered major decisions for the gay rights movement. We’ll look closer at these rulings and what they may mean for the Granite State.</span></p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Brady Carlson 30198 at http://nhpr.org The Supreme Court Has Its Say On Gay Marriage N.H. Reacts To Ruling On Defense Of Marriage Act http://nhpr.org/post/nh-reacts-ruling-defense-marriage-act <p>Executive Director of the New Hampshire Civil Liberties Union Devon Chaffee says the ruling will have a significant positive impact for same-sex couples in the Granite State.</p><p></p><blockquote><p>“After this decision, we’ll see same sex couples marries in New Hampshire and elsewhere being able to benefit from programs like family medical leave, social security survivor benefits and access to healthcare for spouses.”</p></blockquote><p>Same-sex marriage has been legal in New Hampshire since 2010.</p> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 15:17:21 +0000 Michael Brindley 30159 at http://nhpr.org Top Stories: Common Core Not Yet In Place, Already Controversial; Common Core Skeptics & Supporters http://nhpr.org/post/top-stories-common-core-not-yet-place-already-controversial-common-core-skeptics-supporters <p>The most popular stories of the past week, from our newsroom, <em>Word of Mouth</em>, and <em>The Exchange</em>.</p><p><strong>1. <a href="http://nhpr.org/post/common-core-state-standards-not-yet-place-already-controversial">The Common Core State Standards: Not Yet In Place, Already Controversial</a></strong></p> Mon, 10 Jun 2013 15:38:06 +0000 NHPR Staff 29181 at http://nhpr.org Top Stories: Common Core Not Yet In Place, Already Controversial; Common Core Skeptics & Supporters Capturing Love: N.H. Photographer Writes The Book On Same Sex Wedding Photography http://nhpr.org/post/capturing-love-nh-photographer-writes-book-same-sex-wedding-photography <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>In 2005, photographer Thea Dodds was hired to shoot a wedding in Massachusetts. She spoke to the prospective bride on the phone and drove down to meet the happy couple.</p><p><strong>Dodds</strong>: I went and met them and it was two women (laughs). So I didn’t even know before I met them that it was a same-sex wedding.</p><p></p> Fri, 29 Mar 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Sean Hurley 26040 at http://nhpr.org Capturing Love: N.H. Photographer Writes The Book On Same Sex Wedding Photography As The Supreme Court Considers Marriage, A Soldier's Wife Speaks Out http://nhpr.org/post/supreme-court-considers-marriage-soldiers-wife-speaks-out <p>This week the US Supreme Court heard oral arguments on two high-profile cases about gay rights, including a challenge to the federal Defense of Marriage Act, known as DOMA.</p> Thu, 28 Mar 2013 21:39:24 +0000 Brady Carlson 24580 at http://nhpr.org As The Supreme Court Considers Marriage, A Soldier's Wife Speaks Out A Granite State Take On The National Gay Marriage Debate http://nhpr.org/post/granite-state-take-national-gay-marriage-debate <p>As the U.S. Supreme court hears two cases concerning same-sex marriage this week, we’ll get reaction from New Hampshire people involved in this issue.&nbsp; Our state is among the nine which allow same-sex couples to marry.&nbsp; We’ll talk with those involved in making this happen and those who believe it was the wrong choice.</p><p></p><p><strong>Guests:</strong></p> Wed, 27 Mar 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 24400 at http://nhpr.org A Granite State Take On The National Gay Marriage Debate Bishop Gene Robinson: Straight Talk about Gay Marriage http://nhpr.org/post/bishop-gene-robinson-straight-talk-about-gay-marriage <p></p> Thu, 13 Dec 2012 14:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 18343 at http://nhpr.org Bishop Gene Robinson: Straight Talk about Gay Marriage Bass, Kuster Square-Off Over DOMA http://nhpr.org/post/bass-kuster-square-over-doma <p>Friday night, St. Anselm College hosted the final debate between the candidates for the 2<sup>nd</sup> District congressional seat.&nbsp; While abortion has been a signature social issue of the race, this time around, the candidates sparred on gay marriage.</p> Sat, 03 Nov 2012 11:30:00 +0000 Amanda Loder 16117 at http://nhpr.org An Unlikely Partnership: A Pride Fest Gets Support From a Chick-Fil-A Owner http://nhpr.org/post/unlikely-partnership-pride-fest-gets-support-chick-fil-owner <p>The national restaurant chain Chick-fil-A has been in the news lately, after the company&rsquo;s president and CEO reaffirmed that <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2012/08/01/us/us-chick-fil-a-controversy/index.html" target="_blank">the company supports what he calls &ldquo;the biblical definition of the family unit.&rdquo;</a></p> Wed, 01 Aug 2012 21:44:36 +0000 Brady Carlson 9933 at http://nhpr.org An Unlikely Partnership: A Pride Fest Gets Support From a Chick-Fil-A Owner Speaker O'Brien: Will Seek to Outlaw Gay Marriage If Re-elected http://nhpr.org/post/speaker-obrien-will-seek-outlaw-gay-marriage-if-re-elected <p>New Hampshire Speaker of the House Bill O&rsquo;Brien says he would again seek to outlaw gay marriage in the state if he wins another term as Speaker. Tue, 24 Jul 2012 20:06:50 +0000 Ryan Lessard 9417 at http://nhpr.org SuperDonor Backs Romney — And Gay Marriage http://nhpr.org/post/superdonor-backs-romney-and-gay-marriage When it comes to campaign money, there's one industry GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney can count on: finance.<p>Some of the single largest checks to the pro-Romney superPAC Restore Our Future come from hedge fund managers. People at securities and investment firms have contributed more than $16 million.<p>Paul Singer, the man behind the hedge fund Elliott Management, has contributed $1 million.<p>As of Dec. Tue, 17 Apr 2012 22:15:00 +0000 Tamara Keith 3194 at http://nhpr.org SuperDonor Backs Romney — And Gay Marriage Gay Marriage Lawsuit Presses For Survivor Benefits http://nhpr.org/post/gay-marriage-lawsuit-presses-survivor-benefits Herbert Burtis met the person he wanted to marry in college, in 1948. But since the object of his affection was another man, they had to wait until 2004 for the ceremony, when Massachusetts legalized same-sex marriages.<p>"It's a long engagement," Burtis says, laughing. "We thought it was time that we made each other honest people."<p>His spouse, John Ferris, died four years ago. Wed, 04 Apr 2012 07:19:00 +0000 Barbara Bradley Hagerty 2931 at http://nhpr.org Gay Marriage Lawsuit Presses For Survivor Benefits House Rejects Gay Marriage Repeal http://nhpr.org/post/house-rejects-gay-marriage-repeal <p>The 211-116 margin was&nbsp;a&nbsp;victory for gay rights advocates. It was also a shock to social conservatives, who thought a 3 to 1 GOP majority combined with a party platform that defines marriage as a between a man and women, would secure the bill&rsquo;s passage.&nbsp;</p><p>Deep into a debate that lasted 2 hours and included 10 separate votes, Kingston Republican David Welch stated what by then was plain: gay marriage is topic that divides House Republicans.</p> Thu, 22 Mar 2012 05:54:16 +0000 Josh Rogers 2676 at http://nhpr.org Most North Country Legislators Vote To Retain Gay Marriage http://nhpr.org/post/most-north-country-legislators-vote-retain-gay-marriage <p>&nbsp;</p><p>Ten North Country representatives were among those who voted Wednesday to kill a <a href="http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2012/HB0437.html ">bill </a>that would have repealed gay marriage.&nbsp;</p><p>Only four North Country representatives voted to keep the repeal alive.</p><p>Two others were excused from voting.</p><p>As <a href="http://www.nhpr.org/post/effort-repeal-same-sex-marriage-fails ">NHPR reported</a> the Republican-controlled House decided to keep&nbsp;the state&#39;s gay marriage law in place on a 211 &ndash; 116 vote.</p> Wed, 21 Mar 2012 23:51:56 +0000 Chris Jensen 2675 at http://nhpr.org Effort to Repeal Same-Sex Marriage Fails http://nhpr.org/post/effort-repeal-same-sex-marriage-fails <p>The House on Wednesday&nbsp;decided to keep&nbsp;the state&#39;s gay marriage law in place.&nbsp;</p><p>Same-sex couples have been able to marry legally since&nbsp;2009.&nbsp;</p><p>The Republican-controlled House voted 211-116 against a repeal.&nbsp;</p><p>Gov. John Lynch&nbsp;had pledged to veto the&nbsp;repeal&nbsp;bill if&nbsp;it had passed.&nbsp;The debate on the House floor took&nbsp;more than two hours. New Hampshire&nbsp;is one of eight states that allow gay marriage.</p> Wed, 21 Mar 2012 22:05:37 +0000 NHPR Staff 2673 at http://nhpr.org