NH House Rejects Amended Marriage Equality Bill

Two votes separated the winners from the losers in the New Hampshire House today. This time, we’re on the losing side. The Washington Blade is reporting that the bill requested by the governor to assure that religious institutions won’t be required to officiate same-sex weddings has failed by a vote of 188-186.

A similar bill had previously passed in the House by a similarly slim margin. My question: Which of the unnecessary changes that their side requested convinced them to change their votes?

The House later voted to return the bill to committee, leading to a re-vote sometime in the next two weeks.

Congratulations, New Hampshire! You win the Drama Queen award!

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