NH House Rejects Two Anti-Same-Sex Marriage Bills

02/18/10 6:06AM

New Hampshire's six-week old same sex marriage law has survived a challenge.

The New Hampshire House yesterday rejected a bill that would have repealed the law.

The House voted 210-109 to kill the repeal bill - and by almost the same margin defeated a proposed constitutional amendment that would have defined marriage as between one man and one woman.

Repeal supporters needed 60 percent of the House to place the amendment on the November ballot for voters to decide. Same sex marriage opponents vowed voters will have their say in the fall election by changing the Statehouse back to Republican control. Supporters of same sex marriage said they would not be politically blackmailed.

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