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New Hampshire, USA: Democrat Wins Gubernatorial Race, Marriage Equality Law Safe?

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

New Hampshire, USA: Democrat Wins Gubernatorial Race, Marriage Equality Law Safe?The victory of the Democratic candidate for governor in New Hampshire on Tuesday evening brings relief to LGBT advocates who feared a Republican victory would imperil marriage equality in the state.

Maggie Hassan, the former Senate majority leader in New Hampshire, won in the gubernatorial race against attorney Ovide Lamontagne. The Associated Press declared Hassan the winner about one hour after all the polls closed in the state at 8 pm.

A win for Lamontagne would have meant Republicans would likely have only needed a bare majority to repeal the marriage law as opposed to the supermajority they would need to overcome Hassan’s veto.

Authored By Chris Johnson – See the Full Story at The Washington Blade

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