Live Free Or Die! (Hats off to New Hampshire)


by Meg Keene, Editor-In-Chief

Same sex marriage is now legal in New Hampshire, making it the sixth state where gay couples can marry. This trickle is turning into a tidal wave.

Do we have any proud New Hampshire natives who would like to stand up? Many congratulations to you and yours, this is a proud day for the granite state.

Meg Keene

Meg is the Founder and EIC of APW. Her first book, A Practical Wedding: Creative Solutions for Planning a Beautiful, Affordable, and Meaningful Celebration, was published in January 2012, and has been a top three bestseller on the wedding bookshelf ever since. Meg has her BFA in Drama from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and son.

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15650652034813454379 Kate

    Woohoo!!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03850230182020209672 Elizabeth

    I'm from New Hampshire and I couldn't be prouder to be from the "Live Free or Die" state! I'm excited that my fiance and I could now consider tying the knot in my home state – we are straight, but are choosing to get officially married only in a marriage equality state.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15899239356088557995 Amanda

    Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04355789444929519887 Liz

    Yay New Hampshire! I love my state! Live free or die!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00174894872050076618 Marie-Ève

    Hurray! I'm a Quebecer but we're really close so I feel a little bit of the pride in a personal way.

    One by one. We'll get there.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03198269471630176197 Danger Jane

    i've never posted a comment on here before, but i've been reading this blog for months as i've been planing my commitment ceremony coming up in october. as a gay woman in nh, i cried tears of joy and pride when i heard the news yesterday- it'll be a great new year's celebration to be able to go with my partner and legally make her my wife. that's the best wedding gift ever!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17572133516556386284 *Michelle

    hooray!! Congrats to NH! I looove that states just keep catching on!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16376835212271748983 Heather

    I'm a NH bride! So proud to be from here! :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01975166803829071958 Brite Lines

    I'm from Maine so will stand halfway up and cheer – CONGRATS NH!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12977525202055990615 MaryKate

    Hooray! Next up…PA? I would love to be able to eventually get married in my home state, as long as EVERYONE else can get married there, too!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06990466546123333194 Kyley

    I am so very proud of New Hampshire, and New England as a whole!

    Sadly, I live in the only state in New England that doesn't recognize gay marriage yet. Come on, Rhode Island!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09634959422313021934 Jillian

    Yay New Hampshire! I am a lifer and am so happy that this has finally passed. I even called the governor to let him know I wanted him to sign the bill! I am so proud of my state.

  • http://landandwood.com cozette

    I'm super proud of my home state! And happy that in this year that I get married in NH all couples gay and straight will be allowed to marry, yay!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02717610352497370319 Amanda

    I'm a NH bride-to-be, but a Mainer first. Dirigo, as they say :P

    I'm feel so much better about getting married myself now. As a worker with queer youth in NH I felt very torn about "abandoning" my identity as a queer woman and taking on the privilege of marriage when so many of my friends didn't have the right to marry the person of their choice. My youth and I were very involved with the public hearings and campaigns for this bill, I'm so happy to see our dreams come to fruition!

    Anyway, Yay NH!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14875846226565988171 turtlebird

    yay yay yay yay yay yay yay yay yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Lizzie

    Yay!

  • Anonymous

    amanda,

    I find it odd that you would refer to working with "queer youth" when you seemingly support gay marriage.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09526722516550185150 Meg

    Anon-
    The community now goes by LGBTQ… Queer has very much been re-claimed. In fact, David and I are often referred to as queer, it's a catch-all term used for straight allies of the community these days, among others.

    Meg