All eyes are on New Hampshire today as the state’s House is scheduled to vote on whether or not to repeal the state’s 2009 marriage equality law, over the objections of a clear majority of New Hampshirites.
Freedom to Marry’s Cameron Tolle is reporting that today’s session begins at 10:00am and the repeal vote will likely come in the afternoon. The bill is likely to pass out of the House and go on to the GOP-controlled Senate, but faces a promised veto from Democratic Gov. John Lynch if it reaches his desk. So what we’ll all really be watching for is whether or not the bill passes with a veto-proof majority. Here’s why that’s important, according to the Boston Globe:
A two-thirds vote of the Legislature is required to override a veto. Opponents of a repeal have lobbied hard in the House in the hopes of achieving a narrower margin if the bill passes on Wednesday. The House would be the first chamber to take up an override vote if Lynch vetoes the bill, and if it failed to muster two-thirds, the measure would die.
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