same-sex marrige en 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 Effort to 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 House Set To Vote On Gay Marriage Repeal <p>The House is expected to vote this afternoon on a measure that would repeal the State&rsquo;s 2009 law that legalized same-sex marriage.&nbsp;</p><p>There is a decidedly quiet mood outside the Statehouse today, as both opponents and supporters of gay marriage await an anticipated vote on a repeal.&nbsp; The Republican-sponsored measure attempts to re-define marriage as between a man and a woman. The bill <em>would</em> allow for civil unions.</p><p>Statehouse observers expect a close vote, in part because of a strong libertarian streak that runs through many House Republicans.</p> Wed, 21 Mar 2012 18:18:15 +0000 Todd Bookman 2665 at House Set To Vote On Gay Marriage Repeal Mapping the Legal Status of Same Sex Unions <p>With the constant legal and legislative changes affecting same-sex couples across the country, it might seem an impossible feat to keep track.</p><p>In<em> <u>The Geography of Love: Same-Sex Marriage &amp; Relationship Recognition in America (The Story in Maps</u>)</em>, authors Mike Strong and Peter Nicolas do just that. They offer a concise view of the political landscape regarding gay marriage.&nbsp; And they do so in a unique way: offering visual representations of votes and legal rights.</p> Tue, 14 Feb 2012 20:36:41 +0000 Jeanne Timmons 1882 at Mapping the Legal Status of Same Sex Unions Same-Sex Marriage Opponents Rally At Statehouse <p>&nbsp;</p><p>About 200 people showed up to hold signs and&nbsp;hear speeches by gay marriage critics. House speaker William O&rsquo;Brien, GOP gubernatorial candidate Ovide Lamontagne and&nbsp;&nbsp;Republican national committeewoman Phylliss Woods all said its time to undo the two year old law allowing gays to marry. &nbsp;David Bates, a&nbsp;State Rep. from Windham, wrote the repeal bill and MC&#39;d the rally.</p> Tue, 07 Feb 2012 21:40:07 +0000 Josh Rogers 1746 at Same-Sex Marriage Opponents Rally At Statehouse