US: New Hampshire bill asks for clarification on out-of-state same-sex marriages

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The House in the US state of New Hampshire has sent a bill to the state governor asking for clarification on same-sex marriages from other states which took place prior to the state’s own equal marriage law.

The New Hampshire House voted 217-119 on Wednesday to send Governor Maggie Hassan the bill.

It clarifies that the state recognises same-sex marriages performed in other states prior to New Hampshire passing its own same-sex marriage bill in 2009.

The new bill also allows gay and lesbian couples from other states to come to New Hampshire, marry, and have their marriage recognised in the state.

Gender neutral language will also be adopted as a result of the new bill.

Governor Hassan supports same-sex marriage.