NH Senate hearing Wednesday on gay marriage

Posted on 14 Apr 2009 at 11:03am
By Associated Press

Governor opposes gay marriage but has not said whether he will veto bill

CONCORD, N.H. — The Senate will hold a hearing Wednesday, April 15, on whether to make New Hampshire the fifth state to allow gay couples to marry.

The House narrowly passed the measure last month. Democratic Gov. John Lynch opposes gay marriage but has not said specifically that he would veto it.

Two years ago, the Legislature approved, and Lynch signed, civil unions for gays, which provide all the rights of marriage, except in name.

Currently, Connecticut, Vermont and Massachusetts allow gay couples to marry.

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