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    This has definitely been the week for marriage news. N.H. Lawmakers Consider Rolling Back Gay Marriage by Josh Rogers
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 15, 2012

      This has definitely been the week for marriage news.


      N.H. Lawmakers Consider Rolling Back Gay Marriage

      by Josh Rogers

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      Morning Edition

      Activists against same-sex marriage demonstrate at the New Hampshire Statehouse last week. A Republican state representative has introduced a bill that would repeal the law legalizing same-sex marriage in the state.

      As several states debate measures to legalize gay marriage, New Hampshire is considering a repeal of its same-sex marriage law. The repeal has the backing of some top leaders in the GOP-controlled Legislature. But rescinding rights is never easy, particularly in a state that takes its liberties seriously.

      Supporters of New Hampshire's 2-year-old same-sex marriage law like to stress its purity, that it was enacted without a court order or the threat of one. So do its opponents. For them it's a reminder that if a Democrat-dominated Statehouse could vote in gay marriage, a Republican-dominated one may be able to vote it out.

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      Santorum Says Wash. Marriage Equality Law Not Last Word

      by Mike Baker

      Associated Press

      Tuesday Feb 14, 2012

      OLYMPIA, Wash. - Rick Santorum said Monday that Washington state’s approval of gay marriage is "not the final word," as the Republican presidential hopeful rallied opponents who are exploring a referendum to block the law.

      Santorum’s visit to the state capital came within an hour of Gov. Chris Gregoire signing the same-sex marriage bill into law. Before meeting with political leaders in the Legislative building, he held a private meeting with religious leaders at an Olympia church.

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      The Right Wastes No Time Responding to Gay Marriage in Wash. State

      by Jason St. Amand

      Web Producer / Staff Writer

      Tuesday Feb 14, 2012

      Even though many celebrated Washington state’s Gov. Chris Gregoire signing the same-sex marriage bill into law, there were plenty of anti-gay marriage groups and supporters who were in a tizzy about the milestone event.

      Only a few hours passed since Gregoire signed the bill, but opponents filed Referendum 73 (R-73), which could challenge the newly passed law. Joseph Backholm of the conservative and anti-gay marriage organization, Family Policy Institute of Washington, filed the referendum, the Washington newspaper, the Olympian reported.

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      February 14, 2012 5:21PM

      Marriage Equality in WA Already Under Attack

      Post by Candace Chellew-Hodge   

      The signature of Washington State Gov. Christine Gregoire was not even dry on the state’s new marriage equality law before the deep-pocketed rightwing anti-gay marriage machine hummed to life with the aim of collecting 120,577 valid voter signatures before June 6 to put Referendum 73 on the ballot to repeal the new law.

      “NOM is joining with the Family Policy Institute of Washington, Stand for Marriage Washington, Concerned Women for America and hundreds of other groups, pastors and individuals to take this issue directly to the people in November via a referendum,” the National Organization for Marriage’s Brian Brown breathlessly proclaimed in an email to supporters.

      It’s breathtaking to comprehend just how much money those organizations together will spend to ensure that Adam and Steve or Eve and Eva will not be allowed to draw up a contract between themselves and the government that is commonly called “marriage.”

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