CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Supporters of same-sex marriage are filling the biggest room at the New Hampshire Statehouse as lawmakers take testimony on two bills that would repeal a 2009 law allowing gays and lesbians to wed.
Sponsors of the bills have asked the House Judiciary Committee to hold off on the bills until next year, so lawmakers can focus on fiscal issues. Still, hundreds of people still showed up to testify at a public hearing Thursday, most opposed to repeal.
Speaking on her 38th wedding anniversary, Rep. Cynthia Chase said she and her husband have had their ups and downs, but at no time did anyone else's marriage affect theirs.
State Sen. Raymond White, who opposes gay marriage, argued government should strive to promote what he called the best, most ideal household arrangement.Tags: