The New Hampshire Senate Judiciary Committee voted 3-2 yesterday to recommend that a marriage equality bill not move forward to the full Senate for a vote.
Chairwoman Deborah Reynolds, a Democrat, said she doesn’t think New Hampshire is ready for gay marriage. Republicans who voted against it said marriage is an institution created and defined by God as between one man and one woman. Two years ago, the Legislature approved, and Gov. John Lynch signed, civil unions for gays, which provide all the rights of marriage, except in name. Lynch has not said specifically whether he would veto the gay marriage bill.