Monday, February 21, 2011
Hearings in New Hampshire
We've talked previously about the efforts to repeal marriage in New Hampshire. And the fact that more than 60% of New Hampshire voters want to keep equality in the Granite State.
The graph at right shows you how many people want to repeal marriage equality (red), and how many oppose repeal (blue).
Last week, there was a hearing. Equality supporters vastly outnumbered those against justice. Word on the street is that there's a good chance that the repeal bills will be "retained", which means, not considered further in this session.
The Governor has also promised to veto any repeal. However, with Republican supermajorities, an override could be successful. (The idea that the Tea Party is only interested in the economy is laughable--they have a strong streak of the fundy Christians, make no mistake). The most important thing, then, is to stave this off as long as possible. People have been getting married in New Hampshire for a while now, and the sun still rises. There are more important things to worry about. Let's make it stay that way.