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New Hampshire House Nixes Gay Marrriage Repeal

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New Hampshire's House has rejected a bill that would have repealed the state's 6-week-old gay marriage law.

The House voted 210-109 to kill the bill - almost the same margin it defeated a proposed constitutional amendment about an hour earlier that would have defined marriage as between one man and one woman.

Supporters needed 60 percent of the House to place the amendment on the November ballot.

Gay marriage opponents vowed voters will have their say in the fall election by changing the Statehouse back to Republican control. Supporters said they would not be politically blackmailed.

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