Gay marriage became legal in New Hampshire just last year and tomorrow's hearings will mark the start of a long journey that could end in repeal. NH House Majority Leader D. J. Bettencourt (R-Salem) has indicated that he'd prefer to wait till next year to take up the issue, but opponents of gay marriage are eager to start the process.
As the early stages of 2012 election get under way here in New Hampshire, an interesting debate about gay rights is playing out within the Republican Party. Just last week, the Log Cabin Republicans issued a statement condemning Tim Pawlenty's call to restore Don't Ask Don't Tell. It's too early to tell what kind of role these gay rights activists will play within GOP as 2012 approaches, but if Fred Karger gets his way they certainly won't be silent.