- The Washington Times - Thursday, March 26, 2009

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - The New Hampshire House has voted to make the state the third one to allow gays to marry.

The chamber voted 186-179 to send a gay marriage bill to the Senate.

The bill’s future is uncertain in the Senate. Also, Democratic Gov. John Lynch has said he opposes gay marriage, but hasn’t said whether he would veto the legislation if it made it to his desk.

Two years ago, New Hampshire gave gay couples the right to enter into civil unions.

Currently, only Connecticut and Massachusetts allow gay couples to marry.

The first attempt to pass the gay marriage bill in New Hampshire fell one vote short in the House, but opponents were unable to kill it. The House then reconsidered and passed the measure Thursday.

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