NH bill repealing SSM to receive hearing Thursday


The AP:

Hearings will be held Thursday on two bills that would repeal New Hampshire's gay marriage law.

House Republican Leader D.J. Bettencourt has said he will ask the Judiciary Committee to keep the bills until next year, but hearings must be held this year under House rules. The committee is expecting a large crowd and has reserved the House chamber for the hearings.

Democratic Gov. John Lynch has said he will veto a repeal bill if it reaches his desk. Republicans hold supermajorities in both the House and Senate which would be enough to override a veto if the GOP caucus was united in repealing gay marriage.

The law has been in effect a little over a year.