March 3, 2011 | by Chris Johnson
N.H. marriage law safe for this year

The New Hampshire law granting same-sex couples to right to marry is safe for at least one year following a State House committee’s decision on Thursday to table a measure that would repeal the statute.

According to the Nashua Telegraph, a key House committee voted 15-0 to put off consideration of repeal legislation, which means the two pieces of legislation that would undue the 2009 marriage law won’t come up until at least 2012.

The panel also unanimously recommended killing another bill that would replace same-sex marriage with domestic unions for all adult partners, be they straight or gay.

Gov. John Lynch (D) has vowed to veto any repeal legislation that reached his desk, the Republican supermajorities in both chambers of the New Hampshire Legislature had LGBT advocates concerned that lawmakers could override the governor’s veto.

Chris Johnson is Chief Political & White House Reporter for the Washington Blade. Johnson attends the daily White House press briefings and is a member of the White House Correspondents' Association. Follow Chris

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