NH politicians, others react to same-sex marriage ruling
Demonstrators stand outside the U.S. Supreme Court on the day that the Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, Wednesday in Washington, D.C. (Pete Marovich/MCT)
A Supreme Court decision Wednesday changed that.
Gov. Maggie Hassan described the Supreme Court decisions as an "historic step forward" in a news release Wednesday.
Hassan was the majority leader in the New Hampshire Senate when lawmakers passed the same-sex marriage act in 2009, replacing earlier legislation that allowed couples to receive joint benefits through civil unions.
Ashley Pratte, executive director of the conservative group Cornerstone Action, called the rulings "disappointing," but said the Supreme Court's maneuver around Proposition 8 allows the issue to be decided on a state-by-state basis.
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