John Lynch promptly signed the legislation, making the state the sixth to let gay couples wed.
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Womn Some groups had feared they could be sued for refusing to allow same-sex weddings on their property. The law will take effect on Jan.
As originally cast, the legislation exempted members of the clergy from having to perform same-sex weddings. Then Mr. Lynch, a centrist Democrat, said he would veto the bill unless the legislature added language also exempting religious groups and their employees from having to participate in such ceremonies.
But the House rejected that language last month by a Women looking sex Union New Hampshire margin, and legislative leaders appointed a committee to negotiate a compromise. View all New Nfw Times newsletters. The committee last week recommended changes further emphasizing the rights of religious groups not to participate.
But groups that advocate for gay rights, some of whom poured money into the state in recent months, said the law was yet another step toward mainstream America accepting same-sex marriage.
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