Today, in Concord (I lived there for a short time :-), the Democratic Govenor of New Hampshire, the state with one of the best mottos in the union, John Lynch signed into law civil unions for gay couples, stating:
New Hampshire has "a long and proud tradition taking the lead in opposing discrimination," Lynch said. "Today that tradition continues."
On the other hand, sadly, the Republican-led Federal government continues to appoint what looks like either bigotry or Roman Catholic bigotry to the bench:
In 2001, [Leslie] Southwick joined a ruling that upheld a chancellor's decision to take an eight-year-old girl away from her mother and award custody to the father, who had never married the mother, largely because the mother was living with another woman in a "lesbian home."