Both sides of a contentious debate on marriage equality will square off in Concord Tuesday over a push to repeal New Hampshire's gay marriage law and replace it with civil unions for any unmarried adults including relatives.
During Tuesday's hearing, the House Judiciary Committee will consider a bill that repeals a law that only took effect last year legalizing same-sex unions.
The proposed law — House Bill 437 — also would establish civil unions for any unmarried adults competent to enter into a contract. The sponsor of the bill is State Rep. David Bates, a Republican from Windham.
Bates told the Herald on Monday that the latest push to repeal gay marriage is to correct what he called was a mistake made by the Legislature in 2009.
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