New Hampshire lawmakers won't be voting on bills to repeal the state's same-sex marriage law until next year.
The House Judiciary Committee voted unanimously Thursday to hold onto two bills that would repeal the law that has been in effect a little over a year.
Nearly 600 people had signed up to testify at a hearing on the issue last month, with most opposed to repeal. Many urged the committee to put the issue to rest this session, but the committee voted without debate to hold onto the bills. They will come up for a vote instead early in next year's session.
Democratic Gov. John Lynch, who signed the gay marriage law, said he will veto bills to repeal it.
Friday, March 4, 2011
No repeal in New Hampshire thisyear