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NH Gov Lynch Says He Will Sign Marriage Bill

[I'm a die-hard NY Yankees fan, but right now I love New England]


NH gov will sign gay marriage bill if it's changed

New Hampshire Gov. John Lynch says he will sign a bill to make his state the sixth to legalize gay marriage, but only if it strengthens protections for churches opposed to gay marriage.

By NORMA LOVE

Associated Press Writer
CONCORD, N.H. —

New Hampshire Gov. John Lynch says he will sign a bill to make his state the sixth to legalize gay marriage, but only if it strengthens protections for churches opposed to gay marriage.

The bill has been passed by the Legislature, but hasn't yet reached Lynch's desk.

It would allow churches to decide whether they will conduct religious marriages for same-sex couples. But Lynch said Thursday he wants clearer language to ensure that people won't be forced to violate their religious principles. He says laws in Connecticut and Vermont do that.

The >only other New England state not committed to recognizing same-sex marriage is Rhode Island. It's also legal in Iowa.


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Glad to see NY is attempting progress; wishing NJ would hurry the hell up, but as I said the other day, since we already have civil unions people aren't gonna wanna pay taxes to have to update the forms since the state's near broke already
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