Thursday, March 26, 2009

Marriage/Civil Union News Update

DOVER, DE - The Delaware state Senate defeating a proposed amendment to the state constitution seeking to define marriage as between a man and a woman. The vote was 9 to 11, with one senator not voting; 14 votes would have been needed for the Senate to advance the amendment. Today’s vote means the amendment is dead for this legislative session. ...

CONCORD, NH - After two days of debating, the New Hampshire House voted for gay marriage 186 to 179 after first voting against it, 183 to 182. The first vote against equal marriage was so close that a representative asked for it to be reconsidered. After a few minutes of intense personal lobbying on the floor, it passed.

Bills can only be reconsidered once, so the new vote is final.

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