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Lynch Still Deciding on Same-Sex Marriage

Colin Manning Colin Manning

Concord, New Hampshire - May 7, 2009

It appears Gov. John Lynch is days away from deciding whether he will allow same-sex marriage in New Hampshire.

The legislature passed the bill Wednesday.

Gov. Lynch, D-New Hampshire, has gone on the record saying he thinks marriage should be between a man and a woman and that the state's current civil union law is sufficient. Many wonder if Lynch will veto the bill, let it become law without his signature, or sign it.

"The governor hasn't really made a decision yet," said Colin Manning, Gov. Lynch's spokesman. "We have seen a number of last-minute changes last week. Some we are going to have to take some time to review the legislation, look at exactly what it says. There's a lot of passion on all sides of the issue. The governor's going to do what he always does, talk to lawmakers and the people of New Hampshire."

If Gov. Lynch signs the bill, New Hampshire would be the sixth state to allow same-sex marriage.

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