A New Hampshire panel is expected next
week to vote on a bill that would repeal the state's gay marriage
bill, the AP reported.
The House Judiciary Committee will vote
on Tuesday on whether to recommend repealing the law.
If approved, the bill, introduced by
Rep. David Bates, a Republican from Rockingham, would repeal the
state's gay marriage law and establish civil unions for gay and
Lawmakers approved the marriage
equality law in 2009 when Democrats controlled both chambers of the
state Legislature and the governor's mansion. Republicans last year
wrested control of the Legislature from Democrats.
A poll released last week shows little
support for repealing the law.
Granite State poll from the University of New Hampshire Survey Center
found that only 27 percent of 500 randomly selected adults reached by
telephone support repealing the law, while 50 percent are strongly
opposed to repeal.
Strong opposition to repeal was
palpable last year at a House committee hearing on the issue, which
attracted over 600 people, most
of whom said they were opposed to the law's repeal.