Way back on '09, the state of New Hampshire approved marriage equality, and since then the nice folks at NOM, and those other groups that hate gays and equality, have been working overtime to see that the law is changed.
Yeah, didn't work.
A key House committee has voted to take the repeal of the marriage equality legislation off the table for this legislative legislative session. The unanimous, 15-0, vote of the House Judiciary Committee effectively means two bills repealing the 2009 law won’t return to the full House of Representatives until early next year.
And, nicely enough, there was no debate about the move.
Now, this is good news for marriage equality supporters, although many wanted the House to vote definitively against a repeal so it couldn't be brought up in committee again. And, of course, those anti-equality wanted a definitive vote to repeal the law.
So, both sides aren't entirely happy.
But here's how I see it;
They aren't doing anything about it, which means gay couples can still marry in New Hampshire. And then, by they decide to run it thorough committee again, New Hampshire will have a year or so of same-sex marriage under their belt, and people will see that locusts didn't swarm the state, and a tornado didn't destroy the state, and that heterosexual marriage wasn't destroyed.
They'll see that all it means is that New Hampshire is more equal.
And that ain't a bad thing.