New Hampshire USA. HB436 (marriage equality) and HB415 (anti-discrimination act for gender identity and expression) will go to a full house vote Thursday March 26. Both measures were deadlocked in a 10-10 judiciary committee vote Tuesday, indicating Democrats unwillingness to fully support the bills. Both bills move out of committee without either majority or minority report support making the prognosis for passage dismal.
HB415 gencourt.state.nh.us This bill defines gender identity and expression and adds it to the list of classes of people protected from discrimination on the basis of sex, age, race, creed, color, sexual orientation or religion.
HB436 gencourt.state.nh.us This bill eliminates the exclusion of same gender couples from marriage, affirms religious freedom protections of clergy with regard to the solemnization of marriage, and provides a mechanism by which same gender couples who have entered into a civil union prior to the enactment of this bill may obtain the legal status of marriage.
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By kelli Busey
March 23, 2009
On the web.
Joe.My.God NH Stalls On Marriage Equality
Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (Glad) HB 415 An Act Adding Certain Terms Regarding Non-Discrimination To The Laws
Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders NH Transgender Non-Discrimination Legislation Resources
Transgender Law.org Transgender Law
WCAX 3 NH House to vote on anti-discrimination bill
Southern Voice N.H. gay marriage bill deadlocks in committee