In N.H., marriage equality didn’t happen without a fight
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Ten years ago, the idea of marriage equality in New Hampshire was hotly contested.
Now, it seems like the right is part of the Granite State’s fabric – so much so that the Monitorfound this year that the number of same-sex marriages dropped by 50% from 2013 to 2018, a possible testament to the routineness of the practice.
But Mo Baxley remembers a different time, when millions of dollars were spent by outside groups to try and oppose House Bill 436, the bill then-governor John Lynch would sign on June 3, 2009, to make New Hampshire the fifth state with same-sex marriage rights.