New Hampshire commission rejects same-sex marriage

New Hampshire commission rejects same-sex marriage

[JURIST] A New Hampshire commission on same-sex marriage [JURIST news archive] voted Monday to recommend that the state legislature not allow same-sex couples to marry, not recognize out-of-state same-sex marriages, and not establish a domestic partner registry. The commission, established [SB 427 text] in 2004 "to examine all aspects of same sex civil marriage and its legal equivalents," has held months of expert and public testimony and voted earlier this month to recommend a constitutional amendment defining marriage as between a man and a woman. The commission, scheduled to issue a final report to the state legislature [official website] December 1, has yet to take up the issue of civil unions. AP has more. The Nashua Telegraph has local coverage.