NH House To Vote On Same-Sex Marriage Repeal

02/16/10 6:06AM

New Hampshire's House votes tomorrow on whether to repeal the state's six-week-old law legalizing same-sex marriage.

The House will also vote on a proposed constitutional amendment that defines marriage as between one man and one woman.

The Judiciary Committee is recommending that the House kill both measures. Same-sex marriage supporters said gay couples have gotten married without any detrimental impact on society. They also said it would be wrong to enshrine discrimination in the Constitution.

Opponents said the consummation of same-sex unions can't be spoken of in polite society. They also said voters, not lawmakers, should decide if the marriages should be allowed.


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