200 Leaders Embrace New Hampshire’s Marriage Equality Law

More than 200 state and local leaders have joined a bipartisan group working to preserve New Hampshire’s 2-year-old gay marriage law” called Standing up for New Hampshire Families, the Boston Globe reported on Saturday. The organization has also attracted Christine Barrata — who until recently served as the GOP’s communications director — who will now work as a high-level field organizer. The House Judiciary Committee advanced the repeal measure in October and the full House is expected to take it up in January. Significantly, the repeal bill — which most residents oppose — would allow anyone to refuse to recognize the civil unions and discriminate against such couples in employment, housing, and public accommodations.