CONCORD, N.H. – A bipartisan group of New Hampshire residents, business owners and civic leaders is starting a grassroots campaign to stop lawmakers from repealing the state law allowing gays to marry.
Standing Up for New Hampshire Families told reporters Thursday that Republican lawmakers should focus on helping businesses create jobs and not on repealing the gay marriage law that has been in effect almost two years.
The House Judiciary Committee voted Tuesday to recommend replacing the law with civil unions for any unmarried adults, including relatives. The bill would not enact the same civil unions law that was in effect before gays were allowed to marry.
Republican businessman Craig Stowell said the replacement measure is not a compromise and would enshrine in the law the views of a few.