Friday, 5 June 2009

And now New Hampshire too..

Within just a few months, two US states have acknowledged and affirmed the right of same sex couples to enjoy the benefits of a spousal relationship. In April it was Iowa and now its New Hampshire. On Wednesday, New Hampshire Governor signed the Bill allowing Same-Sex Marriage. New Hampshire's governor, John Lynch, has signed legislation that makes the state the sixth to allow same-sex marriage. “Today,” the Governor said, “we are standing up for the liberties of same-sex couples by making clear that they will receive the same rights, responsibilities and respect under New Hampshire law.” The law will take effect in January 2010. New Hampshire joins Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine, Vermont and Iowa in recognising same-sex marriages. Read the full report in the New York Times here.

3 comments:

Amooti, Uganda said...

Great momentum there.

It would be very nice if UK caught on in the first. Unfortunately I dont see much happening in this direction. That way, the momentum accross the globe would be greater.

The above notwithstanding, I predict Uganda will be one of the first African countries to accomodate same sex union after South Africa.

Given about half a century to live, Anengiyefa will post a blog piece:And now Uganda too.......

Anengiyefa said...

Hi Amooti,
I'm not sure what exactly you mean by "if the UK caught on...", seeing as since 2005, same sex unions have been recognised by law in the UK. Look at this:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civil_partnership_in_the_United_Kingdom

Naughty feeling said...

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