A unanimous committee decision to hold two bills calling for same-sex marriage to be repealed delays the fight until next year.
New Hampshire’s same-sex marriage law will remain unchallenged this year.
The House Judiciary Committee voted unanimously to hold until next year two bills calling for its repeal.
Last month, almost 600 people showed up at the State House to testify on the bills.
Most were opposed.
Kevin Smith, executive director of Cornerstone Action, wants the law repealed.
Smith says his group is disappointed.
Kevin Smith: “But ultimately we look forward to working with both the House leadership and the majority of this new legislature and seeing that NH’s traditional marriage definition is restored next year when they finally take the bill up in January.”
Many same-sex marriage supporters had urged the committee to put the issue to rest this session, rather than holding the bills.