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In NH, poll shows 'powerful resistance' to repeal of marriage law

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Acting on the orders of NOM, New Hampshire's GOP legislature is hellbent on repealing the state's same-sex marriage law. But, the citizens of New Hampshire are strongly opposed to that idea according to the latest statewide poll:

A new poll shows strong opposition to a bill that would repeal the law allowing same-sex marriage in New Hampshire.

The Republican takeover of the Legislature in November raised questions about whether lawmakers would tackle social issues such as gay marriage and abortion.

But House leaders have asked that the fight to repeal gay marriage be postponed until next year, and the latest WMUR Granite State Poll shows only 29 percent of New Hampshire adults support repealing the law, compared to 62 who want to leave it in place.
The first committee hearing on the repeal legislation is scheduled for February 17th.

And, wow, 62% - 29%. That's really quite a stunning margin. The people of NH don't want to take rights away from their fellow citizens. Let's see if the legislature will.

From The Survey Center at UNH, which conducted the poll:
There is strong opposition to a bill that would repeal same-sex marriage in New Hampshire – only 29% of New Hampshire adults support the repeal of the 2009 law that legalized same-sex marriage in New Hampshire (24% strongly support and 5% support somewhat), 51% strongly oppose repeal, 11% somewhat oppose repeal, and 9% are neutral or don’t know. “Strong opponents of repealing same-sex marriage outnumber strong proponents by a factor of 2 to 1,” said Andrew Smith, Director of the UNH Survey Center. “Politically, this is represents powerful resistance to changing the current law.”
I went to UNH. I trust the Survey Center's polls.

We'll see who NH legislators listen to: their constituents or the homophobes.

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