Robinson to wed

Published July 3, 2007

Gene Robinson, the first openly gay bishop in the worldwide Anglican Communion, says he and his male partner plan to affirm their relationship under a new law on civil unions enacted in the state of New Hampshire.

“My partner and I look forward to taking full advantage of the new law,” Bishop Robinson said following a vote by the New Hampshire state senate approving a civil unions’ bill. New Hampshire’s governor, John Lynch, has said he will sign the legislation, which provides civil recognition of same-sex and unmarried couples.  

In New Hampshire, also Bishop Robinson’s diocese, the new legislation stops short of being state-recognized marriage. “I think this is a huge leap forward, but it is not full equality,” he said, adding that same-sex couples should have protected legal rights throughout the United States.


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