N.H. House affirms freedom to marry, rejects repeal measure

By a 211-116 vote, the New Hampshire Republican-controlled House today rejected a bill aimed at repealing the state’s existing marriage equality law. New Hampshire, Maryland, Massachusetts, Vermont, Connecticut, New York, Iowa, Washington state, along with the District of Columbia, have passed laws allowing same-sex couples to marry.

Statement by Rea Carey, executive director, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force:

This is a wonderful victory for New Hampshire, which again took a stand for families. The House was right to reject efforts to turn back the clock on freedom and fairness in New Hampshire. Thank you to all the lawmakers who recognized our common humanity, and to Gov. John Lynch for his support of the freedom to marry. Congratulations to Standing Up for New Hampshire Families and to all those who worked so hard for this terrific win today.