Jaime Contois of Keene, NH, indicates her opposition to bills repealing marriage equality at New Hampshire's State House, Feb. 17, 2011Photo: AFSC / arnie
Hundreds of marriage equality supporters, including married couples and religious leaders, crowded Representatives Hall in the State House this morning to oppose bills which would repeal the 2-year-old law that make it possible for same-sex couples to wed in New Hampshire.
With recent polling data indicating that the public is content with the status quo, leaders of the Republican House majority appear eager to get this hot-button issue off the political front burner. Sponsors of the legislation have indicated they are willing to go along with having the bills “retained” in committee for consideration at a later date, probably next year.
Leaders of NH Freedom to Marry believe that delay of repeal measures is good for equal marriage.
The hearing began at 10:30 AM and is expected to last until evening.
The AFSC New Hampshire Program has been a strong supporter of marriage equality.