A New Hampshire committee will vote as early as Tuesday on two bills that would repeal the state's gay marriage law, the AP reported.

Over six hundred people packed the Judicial Committee's hearing on the bills last week. Supporters of the state's year-old law greatly outnumbered opponents.

The panel will meet on Tuesday to decide the fate of the bills. Republican leaders have urged the committee to shelve the bills until next year, insisting social issues must take a back seat to the state's fiscal crisis.

Opponents of the law testified at the hearing that they fear the institution because it leads to disease and polygamy.

One speaker chided supporters, who were dressed in red, for their aggressive turnout: “Many people were intimidated to come here. And by the way, for all of you dressed in red, you are very intimidating. Even to a man like me. And honesty I only have a fear of God more than a fear of man.”

The law, which marked its first anniversary on January 1, was signed by Governor John Lynch, who has vowed to veto any repeal attempt. Republicans, however, gained veto-proof majorities in both chambers on November 2.