NH Moves Closer to Legal Gay Marriage

Bill passed by both houses effective Jan. 1 unless governor vetoes
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 29, 2009 3:05 PM CDT
People are shown leaving the State house in Concord, NH, last month.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – New Hampshire took another step toward legalizing gay marriage today, when the state Senate passed a measure already approved by the House, the Dartmouth reports. The bill will become law automatically Jan. 1 unless Gov. John Lynch vetoes it—and though he has said he’s against same-sex nuptials, it’s not clear whether he’ll take that step.