Good news about the movement for civil marriage for same-sex couples. New Hampshire's governor signed into law legislation that will provide same-sex couples in New Hampshire beginning January 1, 2010. New Hampshire becomes the sixth state (after Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont, Iowa and Maine) to recognize the civil rights of LGBT people to the protections, obligations and benefits of marriage.
New York may be next with the Assembly having already passed legislation and an active campaign underway in the Senate. Gov. Paterson has promised to sign civil marraige legislation as soon as it lands on his desk.