Tag Archives: John Lynch

NH Gov. Lynch: I Will Veto Marriage Repeal

The vote may be tomorrow. The Concord Monitor has posted a lengthy dissection of the bill’s chance of passage.(Via – Think Progress)

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Pro-Gay NH Gov Won’t Run Again

Anti-gay groups are doing cartwheels at today’s news that New Hampshire Gov. John Lynch will not seek reelection next year. Lynch signed his state’s marriage equality bill into law in 2009, but many of the bill’s backers were swept out of the legislature in the 2010 midterms. NOM and other hate groups have already put the marriage repeal effort into ...

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NEW HAMPSHIRE: Pro-Marriage Incumbent Gov. John Lynch Wins

NOM spent a LOT of money funding Lynch’s opponent and to support GOP candidates in the New Hampshire legislature. But without a GOP governor, NOM’s chances of overturning gay marriage in New Hampshire have been lessened significantly. UPDATE: NOM’s Brian Brown is tweeting that they have won a “veto-proof majority” of anti-gay state seats. More on this tomorrow.

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NOM Attacks NH Gov. John Lynch

The Boston Globe reports today that NOM and an outfit called Cornerstone Action are spending $450K to attack New Hampshire Gov. John Lynch, who is up for reelection. You may recall Lynch signing his state’s marriage equality bill after insisting upon and getting new wording that specifically exempted churches performing same-sex ceremonies if they didn’t want to. But even that ...

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NOM Goes After NH Gov. John Lynch

NOM is campaigning against the reelection of New Hampshire Gov. John Lynch, claiming “he lied” about opposing same-sex marriage. Lynch did sign his state’s marriage equality bill last June, but only after insisting upon and getting new wording that specifically exempted churches performing same-sex ceremonies if they didn’t want to.

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NH Gov OK With New Marriage Bill

New Hampshire Gov. John Lynch says that he is satisfied that his conditions have been met regarding the new wording on that state’s marriage equality bill. On Friday a conference committee of the New Hampshire House and Senate reached a compromise agreement and Saturday Governor John Lynch told NewsNine it appears that lawmakers are meeting his demands for more protections ...

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NH Reaches Compromise On Marriage Bill

This just in: The stage is set for another vote on gay marriage in the New Hampshire Legislature. A little over a week after the House rejected language Gov. John Lynch had demanded, House and Senate negotiators agreed to a compromise Friday that added one sentence and changed one word in the Senate-passed bill. Negotiators planned to sign off on ...

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NOM Goes After Governor “Flinch”

Hey, everything seems to be spelled correctly. For once.

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GOP Urges Gov. Lynch To Veto New Hampshire Marriage Bill

After yesterday’s surprising failure of the New Hampshire House to reapprove a marriage equality bill with religious exemptions requested by Gov. John Lynch, state GOP leaders are now urging Lynch to veto the bill should it reappear on this desk. Republicans also called for a non-binding referendum on the same-sex marriage to go before voters in the 2010 election. New ...

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NH: New Marriage Bill Vote Tomorrow

Tomorrow New Hampshire’s legislature will vote on the amended marriage equality bill requested by Gov. John Lynch. The New Hampshire Senate will hold another hearing today to try and tackle a crucial amendment to the same-sex marriage bill. It’s one Governor John Lynch says must be adopted in order for him to sign it. Currently the bill allows churches to ...

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NH “Moving Quickly” On Lynch’s Changes To Marriage Equality Bill

I’m hearing that New Hampshire’s legislature is going to “move quickly” to agree on the changes to the marriage equality bill requested by Gov. John Lynch, meaning the bill could be signed into law within a few days. More when I have it.

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Gov. Lynch: I Will Sign NH Marriage Bill

New Hampshire Gov. John Lynch has announced that he will sign the marriage equality bill if the legislature approves new language. At 2:15 this afternoon, New Hampshire Governor John Lynch announced that he will sign his state’s gay marriage bill, making New Hampshire the sixth state in the union to legalize same-sex marriage. However, he wants the Legislature to make ...

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Victory In New Hampshire! Marriage Bill Now On Governor’s Desk

The New Hampshire House narrowly approved its marriage equality bill today by a vote of 178-167, sending the bill to the desk of Gov. John Lynch, who has not said whether he will sign the bill. Another big win for the good guys! Congrats to all who worked so hard!

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New Hampshire Decides This Week

On Wednesday, the New Hampshire Senate will decide on marriage equality, following last month’s narrow approval by the state House. Gov. John Lynch (D) has said that he opposes same-sex marriage but has not said if he will veto the bill. It seems doubtful that the House could muster the votes necessary to override a veto.

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Gregg Nominated For Commerce, No Senate Supermajority For Democrats

As expected, today Barack Obama nominated Sen. Judd Gregg (R-NH) to be his Secretary of Commerce in a deal that included New Hampshire Gov. John Lynch (D) appointing a Republican to replace him in the Senate. Therefore, there will be no supermajority for the Democrats in the Senate. Lynch has tapped New Hampshire politico Bonnie Newman, who once worked for ...

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Sec. Of Commerce Pick Could Give Dems 60 Seat Supermajority In Senate

Barack Obama is reportedly leaning towards picking Sen. Judd Gregg (R-NH) to be Bill Richardson’s replacement as Secretary of Commerce. If Gregg is selected, New Hampshire Gov. John Lynch would probably appoint a fellow Democrat to fill the empty Senate seat. Which means that IF Obama picks Gregg and IF Al Franken survives the latest recount and IF Lynch appoints ...

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