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New Hampshire’s Senator Shaheen backs marriage equality

U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (pic) supports the inclusion of same-sex marriage in the Democratic Party’s 2012 platform. She said “Any Democratic statement of core beliefs about the importance of families must include all our families, gay and straight. Our party has a long tradition of leading the charge on important questions of justice. Now is the time for the Democratic Party to stand up for the rights of same-sex couples and their families.” New Hampshire became the sixth state to legalize same-sex marriage when Democratic Gov. John Lynch signed into law a bill that took effect January 2010. Since then, nearly 2,000 same-sex couples have married here.

[via Concord Monitor]