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3 weeks after gay marriage law, NH takes up repeal

(AP) —Three weeks after New Hampshire legalized gay marriage, opponents are asking the House to repeal the law and let voters amend the constitution to define marriage as between one man and one woman.

New Hampshire’s law legalizing gay marriage took effect Jan. 1. New Hampshire joined Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts and Vermont in allowing the unions.

Kevin Smith, executive director of the conservative Cornerstone Policy Research, said Tuesday he doesn’t think there’s much chance the law will be repealed. He said he’ll focus more on the proposed constitutional change and urge lawmakers to let voters decide the issue.

But Janson Wu, staff attorney for Gay and Lesbian Advocates & Defenders, said it’s wrong to vote on people’s rights.

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