Windham Rep Roll Call on Gay Marriage Vote

How did your state reps vote on HB437?

On March 21 the NH State House of Representatives voted on HB 437, a bill to prohibit same sex marriage.

Representatives debated the bill and various amendments for nearly two hours, amendments that would have added approval of civil unions, additional language, a statewide referendum, and an amendment to consider outlawing marriage between two left-handed people.

Many votes were taken including five roll call votes. The final two saw the following. The first: a vote on the committee recommendation that the bill should pass, which was defeated 133-202, preserving the original decision to allow gay marriage in the state. The second vote, the official roll call on HB 437, was on a motion that the bill be deemed inexpedient to legislate, which passed 211-116.

The lead sponsor of the bill was Windham Rep. David Bates.

How your State Representatives voted

, and a lot of emotion on both sides.

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For the complete NH House roll call vote, click here. All information taken from NH General Court website.

The following are the votes from all District 4 (Salem and Windham) representatives. Those who live in Windham are bolded.


State Rep Ought to Pass Vote Inexpedient to Legislate Vote Gary Azarian-R Nay Yea David Bates-R Yea Nay Ronald J. Belanger-R Nay Yea D.J. Bettencourt-R Presiding Yea Robert Elliot-R Yea Nay Marilinda Garcia Yea Nay Mary E. Griffin-R Yea Nay Walter Kolodziej-R Yea Nay Donna Mauro-R Yea Nay Charles McMahon-R Not Voting Not Voting Richard Okerman-R Not Voting Not Voting John Sytek-R Nay Yea Kevin Waterhouse-R Nay Yea Final Full House Vote 133-202 211-116


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