It is likely that a proposed repeal of same-sex marriage in New Hampshire will go down in flames as Governor John Lynch has already threatened to veto it. The state senate has already stated that they may not have the votes to override the veto, and even if they do, it will cost the state millions of dollars in legal costs as it goes to the courts. Money that the state can ill afford at this juncture.
Of course, hoping to avoid shoving this issue into the Republican Primary, the vote will not happen until somewhere after 11 January or 18 January. The Republicans will be having their primary on 10 January. Most of the Republican candidates are anti-marriage equality.
According to House Republican Leader D.J. Bettencourt “The presidential candidates have a hard enough time getting their message out. This is the time for them to shine. We want them to get all the attention possible.” The Assembly will take up a few vetoed bills from last year to try and override them. After the primary, the Assembly will push laws which will legalize casino gambling in the state and try for a constitutional amendment banning the state’s income tax, thus further starving the state for money.
Uncertainty Follows Marriage Equality Repeal In New Hampshire | Lez Get Real