New Hampshire legalized same-sex marriage through legislation passed on June 3, 2009.  On January 1, 2010, the law was enacted. The legislation required that civil unions, which had previously been available to same-sex partners, would be phased out by 2011.

Consult our Ultimate Guide to Gay Marriage Laws for more information.

Should I Consult an Attorney?

Marriage is always a complex legal relationship. Same-sex couples may also face barriers when exercising their rights. Therefore, if you are involved in a same sex relationship, you may wish to consult with a New Hampshire family law attorney.