The new year has brought change to New Hampshire as the state has become the fifth to allow same-sex marriage because of a measure Gov. John Lynch signed last year, USA Today reported.
Any of the state's 600-plus same-sex couples who obtained a civil union can simply convert that certificate into a marriage license, according to a Windy City Times article that ran last June. The bill passed 198-176 in the New Hampshire House after passing the Senate 14-10.
New Hampshire joins Massachusetts, Connecticut, Iowa and Vermont in permitting full marriage equality.