GLAAD applauds the New Hampshire House of Representatives on today's vote and for listening to the people of New Hampshire who overwhelmingly support marriage equality in the "Live Free or Die State." We also send our heartfelt congratulations to our colleagues at Standing Up for New Hampshire Families, the bipartisan organization that has been working tirelessly to prevent repeal of the popular 2009 marriage equality law.
On Wednesday New Hampshire lawmakers rejected a bill that would have made their state the first to repeal a marriage equality law through legislation -- a move opposed by Democratic Gov. John Lynch. The Republican-controlled House voted 211-116 on Monday to kill the bill that would have repealed the 2-year-old law and restored a law that allowed civil unions in 2008 and 2009.