New Hampshire struck down efforts to repeal same-sex marriage

According to, the Republican-dominated New Hampshire voted against repealing same-sex marriage on Wednesday.

The state legislature also struck down efforts to change marriage to civil union, putting the matter up to a voter referendum and a bill proposing banning marriage between left-handed people. The latter was proposed by Republican representative Seth Cohn, who supports same-sex marriage, to make a point that banning same-sex marriage was just as silly as banning marriage between left-handed people.

The marriage equality law has been in place in New Hampshire since Gov. John Lynch signed it into law two years ago. Lynch vowed to veto efforts to repeal the law.


Related articles: Keen News Service, and Huffington Post


About Haley Behre

I graduated from Syracuse University in December 2011 with majors in newspaper journalism and women and gender studies. Using these majors, I aspire to become a journalist who writes about human rights issues. I have held internships at the Syracuse New Times, Dash Media PR Firm, Syracuse Post-Standard and the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. I also had an internship at the Not For Sale Campaign Syracuse chapter, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to eradicating human trafficking. I was born in Seoul, Korea on September 30, 1990 and moved to the United States before I was one year old. When I was 8, my family and I moved to Norwich, England for three years. While I was here I was immersed into a new culture and got to experience many things other children my age do not get to. Over the three years, I visited Ireland, France and the Netherlands several times, and Belgium, Wales and Sweden once. In the winter of 2010, I got an amazing opportunity to visit Kenya for a month. This was by far the single most eye-opening experience of my life thus far. The natural beauty of the landscape and its people do not compare to anything I have seen. I currently intern for the Reporters Committee for the Freedom of the Press in the hopes of getting a full-time job at a newspaper or non-profit after.
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