UPDATE: New Hampshire Marriage Equality Repeal Bill DEFEATED
Written by Instinct Staff |
Wednesday, 21 March 2012
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Updated 2:39 p.m. PST
The right to marry remains in New Hampshire!
More after the jump.
According to Think Progress, The New Hampshire House "has defeated an attempt to roll back the state’s marriage equality bill with a vote of 133-202."
The vote defeated an amendment proposed by Republican Rep. David Bates that would have re-implemented civil unions in the state.
Another amendment that didn't actually make it to the floor for a vote? The prohibition of marriage between left-handed citizens.
Hooray for the gays and our left-handed disenfranchised brethren!!
The New Hampshire House has started debate on HB437, which as we've reported is an attempt to steal marriage equality rights already in place in the state in a regression toward civil unions.
You can listen live here and stay tuned to InstinctMagazine.com for updates on the debate and possible vote.