As 2009 Becomes 2010, Marriage Equality in New Hampshire Becomes a Reality

Six months after New Hampshire became the fifth state to approve a marriage equality bill, same-sex couples will be able to wed beginning at 12:01am New Years Day.

On Tuesday, The New Hampshire Union Leader reported that 39 same-sex couples had applied for state marriage licenses to use in the new year.

NHFTM logo cropped"On New Year's Eve, the New Hampshire Freedom to Marry Coalition has organized a celebration ceremony for a group of same-sex couples scheduled to be the first in the state to wed," they wrote on their website.civilunionsgraphic

GLAAD is on the ground working with the New Hampshire Freedom to Marry Coalition, media training couples, coordinating press interviews with local and national media and Tweeting updates beginning this afternoon and continuing through the New Year’s Eve wedding celebrations.

NHFTM invites you to:

Join us New Years Eve at the State Capitol in Concord as we celebrate equality and witness history taking effect as the first gay and lesbian couples get married in New Hampshire at 12:01 A.M.

If you want to get married or volunteer, e-mail info@nhftm.org.

Various media outlets have published editorials praising New Hampshire’s embrace of marriage equality and heralding 2010 as a year that will bring more cause for celebration.

GLAAD will continue to keep you updated on this historic moment in New Hampshire, detailing our work with local advocates on the ground, our outreach to state and national media and our analysis of the news coverage.