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Leahy says federal government should recognize same-sex marriage
Monday, 07/13/09
By Ross Sneyd
Senator Patrick Leahy says the federal government should recognize same-sex marriages and repeal a law that prohibits such recognition. Leahy voted for the law 16 years ago. But as VPR's Ross Sneyd reports, he says he wouldn't do the same today.
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VT Edition: Practical impact of same-sex marriage law
Wednesday, 08/26/09
By Jane Lindholm
VPR's Jane Lindholm talks with a lawyer, Justice of the Peace and an expert in modern wedding etiquette about the practical impact of the same-sex marriage law.
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Smaller ceremonies planned for many same-sex marriages
Monday, 08/31/09
By Ross Sneyd
Many gay and lesbian couples will hold small, low key ceremonies when they gain the legal right to marry this week.
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Same-sex marriage advocates spend big in Vermont
Tuesday, 07/28/09
Vermont Freedom to Marry says it spent more than $290,000 lobbying lawmakers and the public on the same-sex marriage bill that was approved by the Legislature, far outspending its opponents.
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Same-sex marriage advocates say New England is paving way
Tuesday, 06/09/09
By Steve Zind
A national same-sex marriage advocate says the passage of laws in northern New England this year will pave the way for other states to adopt similar measures.
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VT Edition: Brian Brown & Jennifer Pizer on same-sex marriage debate strategies
Monday, 06/08/09
By Jane Lindholm
VPR's Jane Lindholm talks with Brian Brown of the National Organization for Marriage and Jennifer Pizer of Lamda Legal about same-sex marriage debate strategies being pursued in states across the country.
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Robinson rejoices in same-sex marriage vote
Friday, 06/05/09
It was tough enough to get New Hampshire's lawmakers and governor to approve same-sex marriage, but Episcopal Bishop V. Gene Robinson says there's an even tougher job ahead: getting churches to fully embrace same-sex marriage and gay and lesbian people.
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New Hampshire governor signs same-sex marriage law
Thursday, 06/04/09
New Hampshire's governor has signed legislation making the state the sixth to allow same-sex marriage.
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NH gay marriage advocates hope to celebrate
Wednesday, 06/03/09
After a crushing two-vote defeat, gay marriage supporters hope to succeed Wednesday when a second vote is taken on expanded religious protections needed to win the New Hampshire governor's signature.
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NH lawmakers negotiating changes to same-sex marriage bill
Thursday, 05/28/09
From near death to revival, a plan to legalize same-sex marriage in New Hampshire just won't go away.
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Same-sex marriage in NH hinges on compromise
Friday, 05/22/09
Same-sex marriage supporters who hoped to be celebrating a new law instead are regrouping from the shock of seeing a legalization bill sidetracked for more debate.
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Same-sex marriage is on hold in New Hampshire
Thursday, 05/21/09
Same-sex marriage is on hold in New Hampshire. Governor John Lynch has demanded changes before he'll sign legislation that would make the state the sixth to allow gay marriage, but those changes failed by two votes in the state House on Wednesday.
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NH poll: adults support seat belt, marijuana bills
Wednesday, 05/13/09
A new poll shows New Hampshire residents are evenly split on the issue of same-sex marriage.
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NY Assembly passes same-sex marriage bill
Wednesday, 05/13/09
The fight for same-sex marriage in New York is moving forward.
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No word on when Lynch will see same-sex marriage bill
Friday, 05/08/09
That sound in Governor John Lynch's reception room is the phone ringing, constantly, as people continue calling to plead with him to either sign or reject a bill legalizing same-sex marriage in New Hampshire.
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Legal experts say court cases integral to same-sex marriage victories
Friday, 05/08/09
By Ross Sneyd
In the span of just a month, legislatures in all three states in northern New England have endorsed same-sex marriage. But legal experts say those votes never would have happened without court cases in Vermont, Massachusetts and Connecticut in which gay and lesbian couples demanded the right to marry.  
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Both sides in same-sex marriage issue now look to Lynch
Thursday, 05/07/09
All eyes now are on Gov. John Lynch, as the Legislature sent him a bill to legalize same-sex marriage in New Hampshire.
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House committee endorses NH same sex marriage bill
Wednesday, 05/06/09
A same sex marriage proposal has taken another step forward in the New Hampshire Legislature.
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New Hampshire moves closer to same sex marriage
Thursday, 04/30/09
New Hampshire has moved to becoming the fifth state to legalize same-sex marriage.
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NH state Senate voting Wednesday on same sex marriage
Wednesday, 04/29/09
The New Hampshire Senate is voting Wednesday on legislation to make the Granite State the fifth to allow same sex marriage.
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Same sex marriage supporters spend more than $200,000
Tuesday, 04/28/09
Supporters of Vermont's new same sex marriage law spent more than $228,000 lobbying for it in the three months before the historic April 7 votes to pass it over Governor Jim Douglas' veto.
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NH committee recommends killing gay marriage bill
Friday, 04/24/09
The NH state Senate Judiciary Committee recommends the Legislature reject legalizing same sex marriage in New Hampshire.
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NH Statehouse holds same sex marriage hearings
Thursday, 04/16/09
At least 500 people crowded into New Hampshire's Statehouse in an emotional and sometimes boisterous hearing over whether allowing same sex marriage would weaken or strengthen the family institution.
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NY Gov. Paterson to reintroduce same sex marriage bill
Wednesday, 04/15/09
New York Gov. David Paterson and opponents of same-sex marriage square off for another round tomorrow.
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NH Senate committee to hold hearing on same sex marriage
Wednesday, 04/15/09
A state Senate committee is holding a hearing on whether New Hampshire should allow same sex marriage.
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