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Republicans: Forget Gay Marriage, Focus on Economy

May 21, 2009 by Patrick  
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Gay Marriage Could Be Dead this Year

May 21, 2009 by Patrick  
Filed under State House

As NowHampshire.com reported yesterday, the New Hampshire House rejected modest changes to gay marriage legislation insisted upon by Gov. John Lynch by the slimmest of margins and instead voted to move the bill to conference committee and continue to negotiate with the Senate to come up with a final bill. This is bad news for [...]

SHOCK: House Rejects Lynch’s Demands

May 20, 2009 by Patrick  
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Just last week legislation legalizing gay marriage was on the fast track to Gov. John Lynch’s desk, where it would be signed into law, provided the legislature make modest changes respecting the freedom of religion. The Senate accepted the changes today but the House did not. The Senate passed the changes by a vote of [...]

Pro-Gay Marriage Forces: We Have Lynch “Painted into Corner”

May 18, 2009 by Staff Reporter  
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A powerful pro-gay marriage group felt it had Democratic Gov. John Lynch “painted into a corner” only four days before Lynch altered his position on gay marriage legislation saying he would sign it if the legislature made minor changes to the text of the bill, according to an e-mail obtained by NowHampshire.com. The e-mail, dated [...]

Buckley’s Outside Money Denial Contradicts Earlier Remarks

May 18, 2009 by Staff Reporter  
Filed under News & Politics

State Democratic Chairman Ray Buckley denied the New Hampshire Democrats accepted significant outside money from “equality”—or pro-gay marriage—groups over the last four years in a May 14th interview with WGIR radio personality Charlie Sherman. Asked last week by Sherman if the Democrats had taken “outside money,” Buckley said “absolutely not” and called it a “bogus [...]

Governor Cuts Deal to Support Gay Marriage

May 15, 2009 by Patrick  
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In a reversal, New Hampshire Gov. John Lynch now says he will support gay marriage legislation passed by both the state House of Representatives and the state Senate provided those bodies make slight changes to the legislation before it hits his desk. The changes Lynch recommends are seen as a formality and it is now [...]

Cornerstone Policy Research Targets Lynch in New Ad on Gay Marriage

May 6, 2009 by Patrick  
Filed under State House

Cornerstone Policy Research, a statewide conservative pro-family organization, has launched a new television ad targeting Democratic Gov. John Lynch and urging him to veto gay marriage legislation destined for his desk. Commenting on the ad, CPR-Action Executive Director, Kevin Smith, stated, “Going back to when the Governor was running as a candidate to his most [...]

Larsen Likens Gay Marriage Opponents to KKK

May 4, 2009 by Staff Reporter  
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New Hampshire Senate President Sylvia Larsen appears to liken opponents of gay marriage legislation to the Ku Klux Klan in a blog entry on her official state webpage. “The [gay marriage] law gives everyone the opportunity to seek a ‘civil marriage’ and no longer segregates same-gender marriages under a separate category of ‘civil union.’ Some [...]

Expect Intense Pressure on Lynch as Gay Marriage Decision Nears

May 3, 2009 by Patrick  
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At least one out-of-state conservative group plans to run television advertising directed at Democratic Gov. John Lynch, NowHampshire.com has learned, as decision time nears as to whether he will sign or veto gay marriage legislation, or allow it to become law without his signature. Lynch has given few clues as to how he will decide. [...]

New Hampshire Senate Votes to Legalize Gay Marriage

April 29, 2009 by Patrick  
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The Democratic controlled New Hampshire Senate passed an amended version of the controversial measure to legalize gay marriage today. The vote was 13-11 in favor of the measure. The House passed a similar measure last month by a 186-179 vote. The two chambers must reconcile small changes between the two measures in a conference committee [...]

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