A commentary and resource on Law and Sexuality by Professor Chris Ashford and guests
Law makers will be among those returning to work this week. In New Hampshire, the issue of same-sex marriage will be back firmly on the policy agenda – even though the bill to repeal the state’s gay marriage law is not among the hundreds of bills House members will have to act on this month.
It’s a sign of the debate in many parts of the USA that the argument in New Hampshire is not about the introduction about same-sex marriage but whether it should be repealed. This is a battle that just won’t go away.
A new poll done will be released Wednesday at a legislative breakfast sponsored by the Republican (pro repeal) Standing up for New Hampshire Families. The results of the poll of 712 likely New Hampshire voters show an overwhelming majority of Democrats and solid majority of independent voters believe strongly the law should remain in effect. Unsurprisingly, New Hampshire voters want elected officials to focus on jobs and the economy, taxes and spending, and education, with little interest in the social issues such as gay marriage and abortion.