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2012 Republicans vs. Gay Marriage in NH

Three months after Congress voted to ban the military’s controversial Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy banning openly gay service members, gay rights advocates have been dealt a serious blow. Next January, New Hampshire’s legislature is likely to hold a vote to repeal the state’s law permitting same-sex marriage. One proposed bill would prohibit same-sex marriage and another would prevent the state from recognizing any union that is not between a man and a woman. The move will force the GOP presidential field to confront the issue of gay marriage on the eve of the first-in-the-nation primary.