KEENE, N.H. – Gay marriage supporters are demonstrating in hope of drawing attention on New Hampshire’s presidential primary day to their fight to keep the state’s same-sex marriage law on the books.
Supporters are gathering in Central Square in Keene on Tuesday evening to call on Republican and Democratic lawmakers to vote down an attempt to repeal the law. The House is expected to vote in the next few weeks on legislation to repeal the law and replace it with civil unions for any unmarried adults, including relatives. The measure would allow anyone to refuse to recognize civil unions.
Democratic Gov. John Lynch promises to veto the bill if it reaches him.
Since the same-sex marriage law took effect in 2010, more than 1,800 gay couples have gotten married in New Hampshire.