Gay couples in New Hampshire celebrated the New Year with "I do's" as the state's legalization of gay marriage law went into effect at midnight on Jan. 1. New Hampshire is now the fifth state to have legalized same-sex marriage.

The law also recognizes out-of-state gay marriages and civil unions, and according to an article from Bay Windows, "Gay couples who previously were united under New Hampshire's civil-union law will see their unions automatically convert into marriages in 2011 unless they take action themselves before then."



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