Jun 03, 2009

Same-Sex Marriage Legal in New Hampshire

It's official: New Hampshire is the sixth state to legalize same-sex marriage. The bill was signed into law by Gov. John Lynch earlier today. Gov. Lynch does not personally support same-sex marriage, and his signing of the bill was predicated on lawmakers' adding a provision which guaranteed that religious groups and churches would not be forced to perform wedding ceremonies or recognize same-sex marriages. He says he would have vetoed any bill without this added language.

Today's ratification of the bill leaves Rhode Island as the only state in New England without legal same-sex marriage. So, Rhode Island, what's the holdup?