“My partner [Mark Andrew] and I look forward to taking full advantage of the new law,” Robinson told the Associated Press….[Civil Unions] “moves us one step closer to the American promise to all its citizens of equality under the law,” Robinson said.
“Sometimes you’ve just got to live long enough. I never thought I’d see the day. It’s just been such a struggle. It shouldn’t be this hard just to want to be in a relationship. This is a huge step and I’m just so proud of New Hampshire today.”
“Governor Lynch and the state of New Hampshire have shown true leadership in the ongoing battle against discrimination that so many Americans face every day in this country. By recognizing that committed same-sex couples should have the same rights and responsibilities as other citizens, New Hampshire has taken an important step in the name of two of the most fundamental American ideals — fairness and equal rights.”
I applaud Governor Lynch and the New Hampshire Legislature for passing the Civil Unions legislation, ensuring that all couples enjoy the same rights and freedoms regardless of their sexual orientation,” said Dodd. “With two young daughters of my own, I want to ensure that they grow up in a world that is free of discrimination. That is why I supported Civil Unions in my home state of Connecticut and it is why I am proud to see John Lynch and the State Legislature doing the right thing here in New Hampshire.”