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Gay marriage a state-by-state tussle

Both sides see hope in voters, legislators

CONCORD, N.H. - Even as same-sex marriage made gains on the West Coast last week with victories in two states, New Hampshire legislators appear poised to repeal the state’s 2 1/2-year-old gay marriage law within the coming weeks.

While Governor John Lynch has promised a veto, the renewed debate illustrates how volatile the issue of same-sex marriage remains in New England and across the country, even in states where it appears to be settled law.

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