When the New Hampshire legislature recently passed a civil union law, they created an opportunity for lesbian and gay couples in the state to receive some of the rights and protections available to heterosexual married couples. However, in not granting full marriage equality, they created some complicated and potentially confusing legal issues for lesbian and gay couples to navigate.
To help New Hampshire couples understand the legal considerations facing them when civil unions become available on January 1, 2008, GLAD is offering a publication, New Hampshire Civil Unions, and, on July 12, a workshop, Civil Union Tips and Traps.
We'd love to hear from New Hampshire citizens on the specific questions you have about the new civil union law.
You can also tune in to New Hampshire Public Radio today at 6:30pm to hear GLAD Attorney Michele Granda discuss civil unions on "The Front Porch."