Gov. Lynch has worked hard to protect the rights of all New Hampshire citizens. As the Governor says, "New Hampshire's great tradition has always been to come down on the side of individual liberties and protections."
Signing Marriage Equality
Governor Lynch stood up for the liberty of same sex couples by signing a marriage equality law that ensures same sex couples will receive the same rights, responsibilities and respect under New Hampshire law. The law also protects religious organizations from participating in marriage related activities that violate fundamental religious principles.
Protecting a Woman's Right to Choose
Governor Lynch is committed to protecting the rights of women to make medical decisions in consultation with their families and their doctors. Gov. Lynch signed the repeal of an unconstitutional law that failed to protect the health of all women and signed legislation making emergency contraception available without a prescription.