Wednesday, February 17, 2010

NH House Votes Down HB 1590

The NH House voted today on HB 1590, a bill that would have repealed the marriage equality law passed last year in NH. Since the beginning of the year, gay and lesbian couples have been allowed to wed, and the sky has not fallen - nor have plagues of locusts attacked our state. Instead, what we've seen is more couples making a serious commitment to one another, and more families being formed.

In Carroll County District One where I live, there are 4 state reps, 2 Democrats and 2 Republicans. Reps Buco, Butler, and Umberger voted this bill down. Buco and Butler are Dems, and Rep. Umberger a Republican. Thank you all.

Only Representative Gene Chandler of Bartlett was enough of an ideologue to vote against Representative Butler's upcoming marriage to his partner of 30+ years.

Here's a link to the roll call.

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