Published: Wednesday, Apr. 11, 2007
Supporters and opponents of civil unions for gay and lesbian couples traded emotional stories during the bill’s final public hearing Tuesday.
Gene Robinson, the openly gay bishop of the Episcopal Church in New Hampshire, said he and his partner of 20 years pay property taxes in Weare and volunteer for town and civic causes but don’t enjoy the same rights as married couples.
“We support our state in every way asked of us by our citizens, yet we don’t get equal treatment in return,” Robinson said.
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