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Tue March 26, 2013
Gov. Hassan Joins Facebook Movement To Support Same-Sex Marriage
Governor Maggie Hassan is making her support for same-sex marriage clear on Facebook.
So did Ann McLane Kuster.
Hassan released this statement today regarding same-sex marriage:
"As the Supreme Court hears challenges to Prop 8 and DOMA this week, I am hopeful they will strike down these discriminatory measures. New Hampshire led the way, now the Supreme Court must end discrimination, ensure the federal government treats all marriages equally"
Meanwhile, New Hampshire Senator Jeanne Shaheen hopes the United States Supreme Court will side with supporting same-sex marriage as it hears two landmark cases on the issue this week.
The law prevents the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages, and is being challenged in Supreme Court this week. Oral arguments are scheduled for Wednesday.
Representatives Ann McLane Kuster and Carol Shea-Porter also signed the amicus brief. Senator Kelly Ayotte did not.
The court is also hearing a challenge to California’s Proposition 8, a voter-passed referendum banning same-sex marriage in that state.
Shaheen says the nation’s highest court should strike down both laws.
“I certainly hope that what we see from the Supreme Court is that they overturn the Defense of Marriage Act and recognize the same rights for all Americans to marry the person they love.”
Rulings in each case are not expected until June.