CONCORD, N.H. – A bipartisan group is launching a television ad this week defending New Hampshire’s gay marriage law and urging lawmakers not to vote to repeal it.
The 30 second ad shows people saying New Hampshire believes in freedom for everyone.
Standing Up for New Hampshire Families paid for the ad airing on WMUR-TV. The House votes next month on a bill 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. That law granted gays all the rights and responsibilities of marriage except in name. The proposed civil unions law would be open to any two adults and would let anyone refuse to recognize the unions.