CONCORD, N.H. - New Hampshire lawmakers voted Thursday to authorize civil unions and sent the measure to Gov. John Lynch, who announced last week that he would sign it.
The Senate passed the bill 14-10 along party lines, Democrats in favor and Republicans opposed.
‚ÄúThis legislation is a matter of conscience, fairness and of preventing discrimination,‚ÄĚ said governor‚Äôs spokesman Colin Manning. ‚ÄúIt is in keeping with New Hampshire‚Äôs proud tradition of preventing discrimination.‚ÄĚ
It is interesting that all the states supporting strange combinations are the New England states. These states are famous for once being Puritan in outlook. Now they have large Catholic populations. From Puritan, to Unitarian, to Catholic these states sure went down a steep slope and rather quickly at that. It is hard to regulate morality, especially when you have a large group of people who won't support it, it seems easy though to encourage immorality when that group of people isn't that large!