In a sparkling bit of common sense and compassion, the New Hampshire legislature bucked a national urge to tromp on same-sex couples. This afternoon, it instead jumped up and down on a hyper-restrictive anti-same-sex-marriage amendment. The vote was 207 to 125.
There was a strong sentiment among the most reactionary legislators recently that the horrors of Massachusetts SSM would spill over the border any day. Following many public hearings, the Republican leaders of a marriage study group ignored the findings and pushed for this amendment.
Even though the state defined marriage as one-man/one-woman, the extremists want to prevent any future consideration of equal rights.