Posted by | June 3, 2009 19:51 | Filed under: Top Stories

New Hampshire becomes the sixth state

to make same-sex marriage legal.  Five out of six New England states have legalized it, making Rhode Island the only one which hasn’t.  But will rights for gays spread beyond New England?

Forty-two U.S. states explicitly prohibit same-sex marriage, including 29 with constitutional amendments.


Last week, California’s supreme court backed a ban on gay marriage by upholding a voter-approved proposition defining marriage as between a man and a woman.

If nothing else, it’s great for the economy.


Gay and lesbian weddings have boosted the Massachusetts economy by about $111 million, according to a study by the Williams Institute of the University of California.

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