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Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Saturday, December 3, 2005

New Hampshire Commission Sharply Divided over Gay Marriage

A study commission concluded Thursday in tumultuous fashion, with the minority accusing the majority of giving no meaningful consideration to extending legal recognition to gays and lesbians in New Hampshire. That happened because most commission members were lawmakers and activists opposed to gay marriage, according to a minority report by four of the 15 commission members and the one alternate member.  “We in the minority believe that the majority report evidences nearly a complete failure to address the commission’s mandate,” said the minority report, which supported gay marriage or civil unions for same-sex couples. The majority report, first reported by The Associated Press last week, recommended against gay marriage or civil unions and recommended amending the New Hampshire Constitution to limit marriage to unions between one man and one woman. Source:  Boston For more information, please click here (last visited December 3, 2005, reo).

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