New Hampshire is the 9th U.S. state, admitted to the Union on June 21, 1788. Its most populous city is Manchester, and the state capitol is located in Concord.
Marriage Equality: Same-sex marriage became legal in New Hampshire on January 1, 2010, (replacing civil unions) under a bill approved by the state Legislature and signed by Gov. John Lynch. On January 1, 2011, all civil unions in the state became marriages unless otherwise dissolved, annulled or previously converted to marriage.
For information on state laws relating to LGBT rights, discrimination, hate crimes and adoption, click here.
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CONCORD, N.H. -- Republican U.S. House candidate Marilinda Garcia has acknowledged she should have attributed parts of a speech she made on same-sex marriage. The statement came after the liberal advocacy group Granite State Progress pointed out several passages in the 2012 speech Garcia gave on the floor of the [...]
CONCORD, N.H. -- New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan has signed a bill that clarifies the law to recognize same-sex marriages that took place in other states prior to New Hampshire enacting its gay marriage law. The law makes it clear that New Hampshire recognizes same-sex marriages from the date of [...]
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, [...]
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.
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.
A Republican super PAC aimed at supporting pro-gay marriage GOP candidates raised a strong $2.75 million in the first quarter of 2014, but gay Republicans candidates for U.S. Congress fell short in fundraising.
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.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The first openly gay bishop of the Episcopal Church told a Purdue University audience he believes God is leading people to a deeper understanding of homosexuality. [...]
CONCORD, N.H. -- A transgender high school senior in New Hampshire has been crowned homecoming king at Concord High School. [...]
BOSTON — A Boston-based LGBT legal rights advocacy group has set up a new website to provide helpful information to young people in New England about their legal rights in school, sports, work and the juvenile justice system. [...]