New Hampshire might repeal the gay marriage law...

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    It's all about government redefining a religious, social and societal institution...something the government has no right to do (separation of church and state, remember?)

    In the "live free or die state" they don't want government redefining the institution upon which our families are built:

    "In a recent poll by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center, 59 percent of respondents were either strongly or somewhat opposed to repealing the law, while 32 percent said they supported repeal."

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    You seem to be confusing religious marriage and civil marriage. The government, actually, doesn't have a right to discriminate against gays and lesbians when it comes to civil marriage...which is why anti-gay marriage laws keep losing in court.

    How does what you posted support your claim that NH voters want marriage equality repealed?
     
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    First of all, you linked the wrong article.

    This is the article you wanted: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/28/us/gay-marriage-law-in-new-hampshire-may-be-revoked.html

    The article you posted was on food stamps.


    Second, I think you're misreading the polling data. 59% of New Hampshire residents DON'T want their gay marriage law repealed.

    Only 32% want to take away the right of same sex marriage in NH.
     
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    Incredible, how you start off with a lie. My religion included same sex unions within its definition of marriage. I've already shown you how same sex marriage has been understood and recognized in various cultures through thousands of years. But the only thing you're interested in is the government enforcing YOUR religious definition of marriage.

    Fortunately, my state is going to be legalizing same sex marriage this Thursday, to take effect January 1 of next year. I am already making plans to hopefully be the first person in the state to officiate a same sex marriage, on January 3, 2012. It will be an honor.
     
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    I don't care what your religion includes. Progressives used the government to impose a change in EVERYBODY'S definition of marriage.

    And you keep saying this nonsense about showing me the same sex unions have been understood and recognized...what the hell is that about? I don't recall (or care about) that particular conversation, and what does it have to do with anything at all?
     
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    You want to be the first person in the state to officiate a same sex marraige last month when the law doesnt take effect till next year?
     
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    If 32% support repealing it, why do you think that they might actually do that?

    And what the heck do food stamps have to do with anything?
     
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    And we don't care what YOUR religion excludes.
     
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    Thank you. So long as you don't try to legislate my church, forcing it to pay for practices it doesn't condone, hire people it doesn't want to hire, or preach things it doesn't want to preach, we're fine.
     
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    Excuse me, but doesn't living free mean being able to marry who you want?
     

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