U.S. - 6 by 12 New England Marriage Equality Campaign
CAAH supports the 6 by 12 New England Marriage Equality Campaign Friday May 8, 2009
The 6 by 12 campaign is a campaign lead by Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders (GLAD), whose aim is to win marriage equality in all 6 New England states by 2012.
These campaigns led to the gay marriage victories in Massachusetts, 2003, Connecticut, 2008, and Vermont and Maine in 2009. The campaign is now focused on winning marriage equality in New Hampshire with legislation currently before parliament. Visit the GLAD website
UPDATE: Lynch signs New Hampshire marriage bill
365gay.com • June 3, 2009
Gov. John Lynch has signed the New Hampshire equal marriage bill, making New Hampshire the sixth state to have gay marriage. The law will take effect January 1, 2010.
The Senate passed the equal marriage compromise bill this morning; this afternoon, the House passed the bill 198-176. Read more
Gay marriage win in New Hampshire
New Hampshire Gov. John Lynch said Thursday he will sign a bill to make his state the sixth to legalize gay marriage, but only if it the already-approved legislation is revised to strengthen protections for churches and people who worked for them.Visit the GLAD website
"Throughout history, our society's views of civil rights have constantly evolved and expanded," Lynch told reporters. "New Hampshire's great tradition has always been to come down on the side of individual liberties and protections."
Lynch said he personally opposes gay marriage, but decided to view the issue "through a broader lens."
Maine governor signs marriage bill into law
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Gay marriage is now legal in Maine after Governor John Baldacci signed it into law. The Governor had previously opposed gay marriage but said in a statement he believed a civil union was not equal to marriage. Read more
Maine legalizes same-sex marriage
May 7, 2009
Betsy Smith, executive director of Equality Maine, which supported the bill, said gay and lesbian couples around Maine had shared their stories with lawmakers and the governor.
"Today, the Legislature heard their stories loud and clear. The governor heard their stories loud and clear," she said. "Today, discrimination against gay and lesbian families has finally been ended."
Couples celebrate the law signed by Maine Gov. John Baldacci on Wednesday legalizing the right of same-sex couples to marry.