Is There Only A New Hampshire 'Matriarchy' Because the State's…

New Hampshire "turned pink" after November's election, as the New York Times rather cutely puts it: after new congresswomen Ann McLane Kuster and Carol Shea-Porter are sworn into office on Thursday along with Senators Kelly Ayotte and Jeanne Shaheen, the state will be the first to send a ladies-only delegation to… » 1/02/13 6:50pm 1/02/13 6:50pm

New Hampshire's First Openly Transgendered Lawmaker Resigns Before…

This year's election were pretty excellent for the LGBT community. Tammy Baldwin, Wisconsin's first female Senator, is also the first openly gay elected member of the Senate. Pro-LGBT candidates won all over the place. Marriage equality passed in Washington, Maryland, and Maine this year. Minnesota voters rejected an… » 11/30/12 6:20pm 11/30/12 6:20pm

Protest Erupts After New Hampshire Pub Tells Breastfeeding Woman to…

Since New Hampshire protects public breastfeeding, it probably came as something of a shock to Hillsborough resident Jane Healy when the wait staff at Tooky Mills Pub (yet more proof that New Hampshire is the land of hobbits at heart) told her to cover up the exposed breast she was using to placate her hungry… » 8/09/12 10:50am 8/09/12 10:50am

Komen-Planned Parenthood Shitshow Affecting Race For The Cure…

Although the Komen Foundation reversed their immensely unpopular decision to cut funds to Planned Parenthood earlier this year as soon as they realized they stepped in yards of shit, the debacle seems to have affected continued support for Vermont-area Race For The Cure participants and sponsorships. The Vermont-New… » 7/07/12 12:30pm 7/07/12 12:30pm

Mitt Romney Will Spend the Fourth of July With Lady VP Hopeful

Your most productive plans for the Fourth of July might involve a vodka-infused watermelon, but Mitt Romney probably won't be doing much relaxing during his annual family vacation at his lakefront home near Wolfeboro, New Hampshire (which includes a terrifying-sounding activity called the "Romney Olympics," Oh My… » 7/03/12 11:00am 7/03/12 11:00am

Fed-Up Republican Launches Sarcastic Drive to Outlaw Left-Handed…

New Hampshire's drive to repeal the state's law allowing gay marriage ended in the House of Representatives yesterday, as the Republican-controlled legislative body agreed to kill the regressive bill. But before that fortunate turn of events, another lawmaker grabbed his comedically oversized gavel and special gag… » 3/22/12 2:20pm 3/22/12 2:20pm

New Hampshire Law Mandates Doctors Tell Women Scary Stories Before…

Elected officials in New Hampshire have taken it upon themselves to use their ancient, mysterious gavel powers to legislate truth into and out of being. And as such, they've deemed it not only acceptable but mandatory for doctors to warn women seeking abortions that if they go through with it, terrible, terrible,… » 3/15/12 5:40pm 3/15/12 5:40pm

Medical Registry and Lab Sued After Hiring Models to Sexify Bone Marrow…

The Caitlin Raymond International Registry and UMass Memorial Health Ventures Inc. will pay Massachusetts and New Hampshire $770,000 in fines and attorneys' fees after a Thursday judgment in Suffolk Superior Court found that the organizations engaged in improper marketing practices in their effort to recruit potential… » 2/05/12 3:30pm 2/05/12 3:30pm

Bachmann Has Officially Given Up On New Hampshire

All hands have abandoned the (not very) good ship Bachmann in New Hampshire. Michele Bachmann has been focusing on Iowa, and intends to mail in the state's declaration-of-candidacy form rather than filing it in person as candidates usually do. Now six officials, who make up her entire paid staff in New Hampshire, have » 10/23/11 11:52pm 10/23/11 11:52pm

New Hampshire Loses Its Damn Mind, Defunds Planned Parenthood

The New Hampshire Executive Council has voted to cancel the state's contract with Planned Parenthood, rejecting up to $1.8 million in state funding — "about 20 percent of its total annual funding" — and has also "stripped its authority to dispense low-cost birth control and antibiotics to uninsured patients." » 7/12/11 10:55am 7/12/11 10:55am