The New Hampshire House will take up Wednesday two measures that attempt to repeal the state's six-week-old gay marriage law, the AP reported.

One bill would repeal the gay marriage law approved by lawmakers last year, while the second defines marriage as a heterosexual union in the New Hampshire Constitution, effectively banning gay marriage and blocking the state Supreme Court from taking action.

Both proposals met with strong opposition from Democratic members of a key House panel which considered the bills last week. With a 2 to 1 margin, the House Judiciary Committee recommended that the House kill both measures.

State Representative Nancy Elliott touched off a loud debate in the blogosphere after video of her testimony condemning gay sex at the hearing was posted on The video was quickly taken down.

“We're talking about taking the penis of a man and putting in the rectum of another man and wriggling it around in excrement. And you have to think, would I want that to be done to me?,” Elliott, a Republican from Hillsborough, testified.

Elliot also alleged that the new law was hurting children, a standard claim of gay marriage opponents.

New Hampshire public schools are “showing presentations of anal sex … They are showing our fifth graders how they can actually perform this kind of sex … that is the context of the lesson, that 'This is something that you, as a fifth grader, you may want to try,'” she said.

Gay marriage opponents concede the Democrat-controlled Legislature is unlikely to reconsider its decision this year, but they hope to use the issue to alter the political landscape in their favor in November.

State Representative David Bates, a Republican from Windham, is behind a grassroots effort to raise the issue at town hall meetings this spring. The campaign encourages people to put a non-binding resolution calling for a vote on gay marriage before town voters. Bates said he expects a large majority of New Hampshire's towns will put the issue on the agenda.