Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Marriage Equality in New Hampshire

And Now There Are Six

Gay marriage legislation became law in New Hampshire this afternoon.

Gov. John Lynch signed the bills just after 5:20 p.m. before dozens of enthusiastic supporters of same-sex marriage.

New Hampshire's law takes effect Jan. 1.

This follows an earlier veto by Democrat Lynch, who demanded some superfluous and redundant language.

Good policy meets tricky politics: How does this ripple through Granite State GOP circles between now and January 2012? Especially since BOTH of the traditional first two states are marriage equality states? Will nomination politics push the GOP further into the shrinking social issues corner? Will they be stuck there till time passes and the paint dries? Will this analogy ever end?

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