The Gaily News: New Hampshire lawmakers vote to uphold marriage equality

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While Maryland and Washington recently became the latest states to legalize gay marriage, the New Hampshire legislature nearly rescinded its 2-year-old law permitting same-sex nuptials. After a push by the Republican majority, the state's House voted against repealing its marriage equality law and replacing gay marriages with civil unions by a wide margin — 211-116. While gay marriage advocates are relieved by the victory, opponents of marriage equality in the state say they'll continue to fight the law into the fall elections.

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