New Hampshire Republicans Seek To Overturn Marriage Equality

Gov. John Lynch

Whatever's in the water in North Carolina must be spreading to New Hampshire, since Republicans there are seeking to repeal marriage equality in their state.

"A House Judiciary subcommittee voted 3-1 to amend a bill that had originally banned both same-sex marriage and civil unions, House spokeswoman Shannon Shutts told Reuters. Now the bill is more narrowly focused on defining marriage. Options such as civil unions and domestic partnerships usually have even broader public support, which could have complicated Republicans' efforts."

New Hampshire's governor John Lynch, a Democrat, signed marriage equality into law back in 2009 and vows to veto any legislation to repeal the law. With Lynch announcing that he won't run for reelection in 2012, same-sex marriage could become a bigger political issue for the state, though 64 percent of New Hampshire residents say gay couples should keep their marriage rights. Read the rest over at The Advocate.