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N.H. Supreme Court sides with birth mother’s ex-partner in custody case

| Wednesday, July 2, 2014
New Hampshire Supreme  Court in Concord, N.H.
CONCORD, N.H. -- The New Hampshire Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the ex-partner of a 12-year-old's girl's birth mother has made her case to be considered a parent under the law. The unanimous ruling makes New Hampshire the fourth state in the country to extend parental protections to same-sex parents, including a parent with no biological tie to the child.

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N.H. clarifies recognition of same-sex marriages performed out-of-state

| Thursday, May 1, 2014
CONCORD, N.H. -- The New Hampshire state House has sent the governor a bill that clarifies the law to recognize same-sex marriages that took place in other states prior to New Hampshire enacting its own marriage equality law.

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N.H. to study constitutional provision to ban anti-gay discrimination

| Wednesday, April 30, 2014
New Hampshire state capitol in Concord.
CONCORD, N.H. — The New Hampshire state House has voted to study whether its state constitution should be amended to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.

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N.H. considers constitutional amendment to ban discrimination against gays

| Wednesday, April 2, 2014
CONCORD, N.H. -- A House panel is holding a hearing on a proposed amendment to New Hampshire's constitution that would prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation.

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Transgender high school student in N.H. crowned Homecoming King

| Monday, October 7, 2013
Melissa Robertson, The Crimson ReviewAnna Robert and Ray Ramsey.
CONCORD, N.H. -- A transgender high school senior in New Hampshire has been crowned homecoming king at Concord High School.

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N.H. transgender state rep to resign due to flap over prior felony convictions

| Saturday, December 1, 2012
Stacie Laughton
NASHUA, N.H. -- Newly elected State Representative Stacie Laughton, one of the nation's first openly transgender state officials, ceremoniously signed her letter of resignation Thursday on a cable access show hosted by fellow Democrat and friend, State Rep. Ken Gidge.

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Openly transgender lawmaker may not resign, despite felony conviction

| Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Stacie Laughton
Stacie Laughton, one of the nation's first openly transgender state officials, said Wednesday she was reconsidering her previously announced resignation, and may not relinquish her seat in the New Hampshire House, despite pressure over a previously undisclosed conviction for credit card fraud.

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Female ‘Christian’ attorney charged with sexual conduct with teenage girl

| Saturday, November 24, 2012
Lisa BironBooking photo.
A New Hampshire attorney associated with an anti-gay group of "Christian" lawyers, is facing federal charges that she took a teenage girl to Canada and convinced her to engage in sexual activity and to let it be filmed.

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N.H. voters elect country’s first out transgender statewide candidate

MICHAEL K. LAVERS | Washington Blade | Friday, November 9, 2012
Stacie Laughton
A New Hampshire Democrat on Tuesday became the first openly transgender person elected to statewide office in the country.

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LGBT ally Maggie Hassan declared winner in N.H. gubernatorial race

| Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Maggie Hassan
MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Democratic gubernatorial candidate Maggie Hassan has been declared the winner in a hotly contested race to replace retiring New Hampshire Governor John Lynch.

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